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Re: pkzip VIRUS alert!

On Wed, 3 Apr 1996 01:51:52 -0500, you wrote:

>sorry for the bandwidth, but this seems interesting enough that i thought
>i'd forward it.  it showed up on our internal operations bulletin board 2
>days ago and is making its way to us users.  
>>PKZIP Virus
>>I have it on good authority that the following is real.  Anyone heard 

I was also warned about this from a friend the other day, so I put a
post in one of the UK newsgroups.  I had wondered whether it was an
April Fools Day joke.  Here are two of the replies :

" No, it's a very old warning that's doing the rounds again. The
PKZIP300 trojan dates back to around 1992... "

" Nope.  This is a trojan program.  For more information, see Pkware's
web site, the URL of which is:- http://www.pkware.com/fake.html
for information regarding this thing. "

Matt West
Oxford, England.
e-mail : audi@tdraft.demon.co.uk
1989 Audi Coupe 2.2E