FW: virus alert (fwd) -Forwarded

Dan Stromberg strombrg at nis.acs.uci.edu
Fri Feb 5 17:43:06 GMT 1999



Timothy Gebhart wrote:

> I am not afraid of viruses in general but I know for a fact that this one is
> real !  Be sure to read this because
> this virus will affect you harshly....and as a computer professional I feel
> it is my obligation to make you all
> aware of this.  THIS IS NOT A JOKE !
> Tim G.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Chris Schreel
> Sent:   Tuesday, February 02, 1999 11:29 AM
> To:     Art Collins; Daniel Frye; Tim Gebhart; Jason Reinhardt; Dave
> Kirkpatrick; Kevin Wagner; Paul Hines; Wallace Alderman
> Subject:        FW: virus alert (fwd) -Forwarded
> I know some of you don't believe these.  Thank GOD Wally loaded a virus
> scanner on my computer.
> ----------
> From:   Robert F. Lentz[SMTP:LENTZRF at rapca.org]
> Sent:   Monday, February 01, 1999 12:46 PM
> To:     mlentz at aerotek.com; lentzp at alleg.edu; djmyers at aol.com;
> jedsaundrs at aol.com; colin.p.reed at boeing.com; colum.mckenna at epa.state.oh.us;
> mdura at gateway.net; steve.mendoza at gecapital.com; lnusmoa1.mzn0fd at gmeds.com;
> m.smith17 at gte.net; mwalsh at mail.utexas.edu; gunther.12 at osu.edu;
> smith.sc at pg.com; schreel at tri-techceg.com; ellen.beerman at worldnet.att.net
> Subject:        virus alert (fwd) -Forwarded
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> Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 11:12:40 -0500 (EST)
> From: lauren bernick <bernickl at bulldog.georgetown.edu>
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> To: antonio teixiera <teix+ at pitt.edu>, heather zink <hazst2+ at pitt.edu>,
>         todd matras <tamst54+ at pitt.edu>,
>         christine swetz <swetzca at laa.co.montgomery.oh.us>,
>         leigh blackburn <Leigh_Blackburn at yahoo.com>,
>         margaret pawlick <margie7i at gwis2.circ.gwu.edu>,
>         melissa cenna <Melissa_Cenna at sonychemicals.com>,
>         stephany <smh3221 at aol.com>,
>         terry deis <Terry_Wiezorek at ccmail.sgo.sony.com>,
>         SHAZNEEN RABADI <rabadis at bulldog.georgetown.edu>
> Subject: virus alert (fwd)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 13:01:16 -0700
> From: rachel_levin at mail.fws.gov
> To: bernickl at bulldog.georgetown.edu, Ejazz30 at aol.com, rjazz54 at hotmail.com,
>     laury_parramore at mail.fws.gov, cindy_hoffman at mail.fws.gov
> Subject: virus alert
>      Beware...
>      >If you receive an e-mail entitled "Badtimes," delete it
>      immediately. Do not open it. Apparently this one is pretty nasty.
>      It will not only erase everything on your hard drive, but it will also
>      delete anything on disks within 20 feet of your computer.  It
>      demagnetizes the stripes on ALL of your credit cards.
>      It reprograms your ATM access code, screws up the tracking on your VCR
>      and uses subspace field harmonics to scratch any CD's you attempt to
>      play.
>      It will re-calibrate your refrigerator's coolness settings so all your
>      ice cream melts and your milk curdles.
>      I will program your phone AutoDial to call only your mother-in-law's
>      number.
>      This virus will mix antifreeze into your fish tank.
>      It will drink all your beer.
>      It will leave dirty socks on the coffee table when you are expecting
>      company.
>      Its radioactive emissions will cause your toe jam and bellybutton fuzz
>      to migrate behind your ears.
>      It will replace your shampoo with Nair and your Nair with Rogaine, all
>      while dating your current boy/girlfriend behind your back and billing
>      their hotel rendezvous to your Visa card.
>      It will cause you to run with scissors and throw things in a way that
>      is only fun until someone loses an eye.
>      It will give you Dutch Elm Disease and Tinea.
>      It will rewrite your backup files, changing all your active verbs to
>      passive tense and incorporating undetectable misspellings which
>      grossly change the interpretations of key sentences.
>      If the "Badtimes" message is opened in a Windows95 environment, it
>      will leave the toilet seat up and leave your hair dryer plugged in
>      dangerously close to a full bathtub.
>      It will not only remove the forbidden tags from your mattresses and
>      pillows, but it will also refill your skim milk with whole milk.
>      It will replace all your luncheon meat with Spam.
>      It will molecularly rearrange your cologne or perfume, causing it to
>      smell like dill pickles.
>      It is insidious and subtle. It is dangerous and terrifying to behold.
>      It is also a rather interesting shade of mauve.
>      These are just a few signs of infection.
>      >
>      >

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