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Good Times (erster dokumentierter Virus-Hoax)


Some miscreant is sending email under the title "Good Times"
nationwide, if you get anything like this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE!

It has a virus that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything t.
Please be careful and forward this mail to anyone you care about.
Te 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 ON LINE 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 exchanged for a new computer
to be infected. It can be spread through the existing email systems
of the Internet.

Once a Computer 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-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 to new
computers the same way in a text email message with the subject line
reading "Good Times". Avoiding infection is easy once the file has been
received simply by 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 email address is contained in a receive-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 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.

Could you pass this along to your global mailing list as well?



Dies ist ein Hoax, eine Falschmeldung.
Bitte verbreiten Sie den Text nicht weiter.