Wobbler Virus Hoax!
This question was answered on June 18, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Be aware of this hoax message that is making the rounds It is false DO NOT propagate this Hoax by forwarding it to others! DO forward this message so that others do not fall prey to this HOAX!
Here is what it will look like:
For your reference, take necessary precautions If you receive an email with a file called California, do not open the file The file contains WOBBLER virus
This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than "Melissa", and that there is NO remedy for it at this time Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents on the hard drive It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer It destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible computers This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it
Please ignore any messages regarding this "hoax" and do not pass on any messages regarding it Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on June 18, 1999