Virus (Michael Konopka)

Subject: FW: Virus.

Please delete any messages received as iUpgrade Interneti or any from the
list below and contact IT immediately.  Thanks for the heads up Kristin!

-----Original Message-----
From: Kristin Marriott []
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 2:30 PM
To: Traci Weyand
Subject: FW: Virus.

Virus with no cure. Please, send this information to every person in your

address book. If you receive an e-mail that reads "Upgrade Internet" do not

open it, as it contains an executable file named "perrin.exe" it will erase

all the data in your hard drive and it will stay in your memory. Every time

that you upload any data, that data will be automatically

erased and you will not be able to use your computer again. This

information was published yesterday in the CNN web site. This is a very

dangerous virus. To this date. There is no known anti virus program for

this particular

virus please, forward this information to your friends, so that they will

be on the alert, also check the list below, sent by IBM with the names of

some e-mails that, if received. SHOULD NOT BE OPENED and must be deleted

immediately. Because they contain attached viruses. This way your computer

will be safe. The Titles are:      1) buddylst.exe      2) calcul8r.exe

3) deathpr.exe      4) einstein.exe      5) happ.exe      6) girls.exe

7) happy99.exe      8) japanese.exe      9) keypress.exe      10) kitty.exe

      11) monday.exe      12) teletubb.exe      13) The Phantom Menace

14) prettypark.exe      15) UP-GRADE INTERNET      16) perrin.exe      17)

I love You      18) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs      i9) CELCOM Screen

Saver or CELSAVER.EX      20) Win a Holiday (e-mail)      21) JOIN THE CREW

0 PENPALS Subject: Virus      Announced by Microsoft      This is VERY

SERIOUS!! Please forward to everyone you know      There is a virus out

flow being sent to people via E-mail. lt. is

     considered the A.l.D.S. VIRUS of computers. It will destroy your

memory, sound card and speakers, your drive and it will infect your mouse

or pointing device as well as your keyboards, making it so that you can't

type and it will not register on the screen. It seIf-terminates only after

it eats 5MB of hard drive space and will delete all programs.      It will

come via an E-mail called "(OPEN. VERY COOL!:)" DELETE IT immediately'! It

will basically render your computer useless.      Pass this on QUICKLY AND



This is a HOAX, according to the Symantec web. site.

You can check it at:
Security updates -  'symantec antivirus research center'
Encyclopedia - 'hoaxes' - 'upgrade internet 2'

Also the wording is the same as what Donna posted. BUT thank you for posting
the warning anyway, we need to be mindful of these possible problems.
Michael Konopka
Lab. Manager
S&CF Australia

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