Virus Warning

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There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If youreceive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT readthe 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 DOWNLOAD 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.


The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a matter of major importance to any regular user of the InterNet. Apparently, a newcomputer 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 noprogram needs to be exchanged for a new computer to be infected. It canbe spread through the existing e-mail systems of the InterNet. Once acomputer 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-complexityinfinite 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 texte-mail message with the subject line reading simply "Good Times".Avoiding infection is easy once the file has been received - not readingit. The act of loading the file into the mail server's ASCII buffer causesthe "Good Times" mainline program to initialize and execute. The program ishighly intelligent - it will send copies of itself to everyone whosee-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 thatwhoever'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.

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