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> -----Original Message-----

> From: Peshlakai, Clifton

> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2000 1:16 PM

> To: TCIMC STAFF

> Subject: EXTREMELY DANGEROUS PC VIRUS!!!!!!!

>

>

> DANGEROUS VIRUS

> Subject: VERY IMPORTANT - EXTREMELY DANGEROUS VIRUS

>

> This information came from Microsoft yesterday morning.

> Please pass to anyone you know who has access to the Internet.

>

> You may receive an apparently harmless Budweiser screen

> saver, entitled "BUDDYLST.SIP". If you do - DO NOT OPEN IT UNDER ANY

> CIRCUMSTANCES, but delete it immediately.

>

> Once opened, you will lose EVERYTHING on your PC. Your

> hard disk will be completely destroyed and the person who sent you the

> message will have access to your name and password via the Internet.

>

> As far as we know, the virus was circulated yesterday

> morning. It's a new virus and extremely dangerous. Please copy this

> information and e-mail it to everyone in your address book. We need to

do

> all we can to block this virus.

>

> America On Line confirmed how dangerous it is and there is

> no Anti virus program as yet which is capable of destroying it!!!!

>

> AGAIN, PLEASE BE ALERTED of THIS MESSAGE!!!!!!

>

> If you have any PC virus problems please notify IRM.

> Thank you.

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Answer

This question was answered on April 12, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hoax, A lot of times aol members will start sending these leters or chain leters around If you wish to investigate it further visit one of the two web sites below.

http://www.symantec.com/pys95nt.html

http://www.avp.ch/avpve/

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Posted by Mark of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 12, 2000