RE: FW: Virus, another hoax
|From:||jeff crewsw <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
I'm shouting down a well, but here are two links regarding the "AIDS for
computers/perrin.exe/Internet Update" hoax.
Once more, please vett these messages through a hoax site like snopes2.com
before passing them on.
It's a good time to note, however, that the message does contain the names
of various (old) computer viruses.
As a matter of basic computer hygiene, one should never download any .exe
file unless one is absolutely sure of its origin and nature. For instance,
program patches downloaded from the original software vendors are safe.
Otherwise, "Don't touch that! You don't know where it's been!"
God help you if you download an .exe from Usenet ;-P
And while you're at it, wash your hands.
Jeffrey Crews, HTL (ASCP)
From: Donna Sitrin <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Sent: May 31, 2001 1:52:02 PM GMT
Subject: FW: Virus.
From: Traci Weyand [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 4:57 PM
To: Andrea DeJager; Alice J. Stevich-Larson; Andrea Wilson; Brenda
Bauer; Cindy J. Warren M.D.; Diane D Heasley D. O.; David H Lowell M.
D.; J. Daniel Brooke M. D.; Donna Sitrin; M. D. Ernest Satorio; M. D.
Elaine Wagner; Georgette Samaras; Gordon V. Webb, M.D.; Jeffrey R.
Danley; John Erlinger; James L. McQuaid M.D.; James M Small M. D.; Karla
Lindvall; Kristin Marriott; Karen Babish; Karim E Sirgi M. D.; Mitchell
A Bitter M. D.; M. Sue Smith M. D.; Marlene Holmes; Nathan Walker; Paul
B Visconti M. D.; Paul M. Scheele, M.D.; Phil T Stoffel M. D.; Paula
Zagel; Ralph C Giorno M. D.; Randolph J McMurtry M. D.; Richard
Stienmier, M.D.; Sharon Anderson; Sanford D Peck M. D.; Stan Holiman;
Susan Anthone; Steve Walters; Cheryl J Teuton M. D.; Thomas A Merrick M.
D.; Michael G Venrick M. D.; Walter E Madsen M. D.; W. Jeff Hodges M.
D.; Wendell C Speers, M.D.; R. Weslie Tyson M. D.
Subject: FW: Virus.
Please delete any messages received as “Upgrade Internet” or any from the
list below and contact IT immediately. Thanks for the heads up Kristin!
From: Kristin Marriott [mailto:email@example.com]
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
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
TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
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