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got this through the Library of Congress, so I guess they're right... Jake
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Subject: Computer VIRUS--Read this!!!
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---------- Forwarded Message ----------
--------------- Forwarded Message ---------------

DATE:   10/16/95 12:40 PM

RE:     Computer VIRUS--Read this!!!

Hello everyone.

I just received this information and wanted to pass it along.  Please do so
also.

Thanks

Jim Z.

> > Subject: VIRUSES -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY (fwd)
There is a computer  virus that is being sent  across the Internet.
 If you receive an e-mail message with the subject  line "Good Times", DO NOT
read the message, DELETE  it immediately.  Please read the messages below.
 Some miscreant is sending e-mail under the title "good times" nation-wide.
If you get anything  like this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE!  It has a virus
that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it.  Please be
careful
and
forward this mail to anyone you care about--I have.
> > >> >
> > >> >*********************Forwarded Message****************************
> > >> >
> > >> >WARNING!!!!!!!!!: INTERNET VIRUS!

The FCC released a warning last Wednesday  concerning  a matter  of major
importance to any regular  user of the InterNet.  Apparently, a new computer
virus has been engineered by  a user of America Online that  is unparalleled
in its destructive capability.  Other, more well-known viruses such as
Stoned, Airwolf, and Michaelangelo pale in comparison to the prospects of
this newest creation by a warped mentality.

What  makes  this virus so terrifying, said the FCC, is the fact that  no
program needs to be exchanged for a new computer  to be infected.  It can be
spread through the existing e-mail systems of the InterNet.  Once a computer
is infected, one of several things can happen.  If the  computer contains a
hard drive, that will most likely  be destroyed.   If the program is not
stopped, the computer's processor will be placed  in an nth-complexity
infinite binary loop -which can severely  damage  the processor  if left
running  that  way too long.  Unfortunately, most novice  computer  users
 will not  realize what is happening  until it is far too late. Luckily,
there  is one sure means  of detecting  what  is now known as the "Good
Times" virus.  It always travels to new computers the same way in a text
e-mail message with the subject  line  reading  simply "Good Times".

Avoiding infection  is easy  once the file has been  received - not reading
it.  The act of loading the file into the mail server's ASCII buffer causes
the"Good Times" mainline program to initialize  and execute.    The program
is highly  intelligent - it will send copies of itself to everyone whose
e-mail address is contained in a received-mail file  or a sent- mail file, if
it can find one.  It will then proceed to trash the computer it is running
on.

The bottom line here is - if you receive  a file with the subject  line
"Good Times", delete  it immediately!    Do not read it!     Rest assured
that whoever's name  was on the "From:" line was surely struck by the virus.
Warn your friends and local system users of this newest threat  to the
InterNet!
It could save them a lot of time and money.

  - I thought you all would like to know and be forwarned...  Wishing you
peace.

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