Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 20:21:04 -0400

From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM

Subject: Fwd: VIRUS ALERT!!!

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 05:47:54 -0700

From: Frederick Harriman fredh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ORO.NET


To: Multiple recipients of list HONYAKU HONYAKU[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]eva.dc.LSOFT.COM

Subject: VIRUS ALERT!!!

I received this from an aqcuaintance that works at NETSCAPE. Watch out!

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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 23:45:19 -0800 Subject: Beware of Virus


22:17:03 -0600

From: Robert Kaplan

There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If you

receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT read

the 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 DOWN LOAD THE FILE! It has a virus

that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it. Please

becareful 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 new computer

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 no program needs to be

eeexchangedfor a new computer to be infected. It can be spread through the

existing e-mail systems of the InterNet. Once a computer is infected, one

of ssseveralthings 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-complexity infinite 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

tttonew computers the same way in a text e-mail message with the subject

line reading simply "Good Times". Avoiding infection is easy once the file

has been received - not reading it. The act of loading the file into the

mail server's ASCII buffer causes the "Good Times" mainline program to

initialize and execute. The program is highly intelligent - it will send

copies of itself to everyone whose e-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 that whoever'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.


Pete Johnson e-mail: petej[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]



Daniel F. Twum email: kudjo[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]