[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] FW: Virus warning please read

Brett Dikeman brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net
Thu May 31 14:40:23 EDT 2001

Don't laugh.  At the moment, there's a fake virus warning going around
telling people to delete a fairly critical windows system file.  Our
director of support just got through telling people to not remove the file.

Simple rule.  Follow the directions of your IT staff, or if you're a home
user, look on a major antivirus software vendor's site, many maintain both
a listing of both real viruses and hoaxes.

There is a commonly referred to virus called the
"itcameinmymailboxitmustbetrue" virus.  People will believe ANYTHING,
including "Bill Gates will send you $100 if you forward this message to 10
other people!", if it drifts into their mailbox.


On Wed, 30 May 2001, Robert Myers wrote:

> This reminds me of the West Virginia Virus.  Probably the same effect.  See
> below.
> At 08:30 PM 5/30/01, Martin, Gary G wrote:
> >Don't know if this is a hoax or not, but we did find it on our PC.
> >
> >Gary
> >91 200 TQA
> >94 UrS4
> >
> ---snip---
> You have just received the "West Virginia Virus." As we here in West
> Virginia ain't got no computer know-how, this virus works on the honor
> system. Please forward this virus to all your friends, delete all the files
> from your hard drive, turn off your computer, and stare at a blank screen
> for the remainder of the day . . .
> Bob
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