To: <>, <>
Subject: Re: Fw: NEW VIRUS..CAREFUL !!
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 98 08:58:59 +1000
     Hi everyone
     it would be a good idea before passing on warnings about viruses to 
     check with the Symantec Virus Research Centre at
     This is the information on BUDDYLST.ZIP 
     I just cut and pasted from the page, so the info below may take a bit 
     of interpreting.  Have a look at the Symantec site.
     Aliases: Hoax Infection length: Hoax Area of infection: Hoax 
     Likelihood: Hoax Region reported: Online Characteristics: Hoax Target 
     platform: Hoax Trigger date: Hoax <Picture>
     BUDDYLST.ZIP is not a virus. It is a hoax. The "virus" does not exist. 
     There is currently no virus that has the characteristics ascribed to 
     BUDDYLST.ZIP. It is a sham, meant only to panic new or inexperienced 
     computer users. 
     The hoax message includes the following "warning" in several forms: 
     Form 1 
     Yesterday a friend of mine called and told me about something that 
     happened to him. He opened his E-mail and this BUDDYLST.ZIP was there. 
     When he opened it his computer crashed and when he tried to re-boot he 
     had lost everything! It was a Virus that is being passed 
     Please forward to as many people as you can so no one will get hurt. 
     These people need to be stopped. Don't download anything form 
     "" or you will lose all your files. 
     Form 2 
     A computer virus is going around! It is called BUDDYLST.ZIP! Do not 
     download or some jerk from the internet will get your screen name and 
     password! Please send this to any names you can think of and remember 
     never download BUDDYLST.ZIP 
     Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and do not 
     pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax 
     serves only to further propagate it. 
     I suppose a warning is a bit of a waste of time,but harmless.  However 
     it would be a worry if one of these days one of these warning messages 
     is accurate and we ignore it.  I think we are better off without them.
     Paul Fennell
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     Subject: Fw: NEW VIRUS..CAREFUL !! 
     Author:  <>  at AARNET
Date:    28/7/98 21:33
     Ian Clayton
     North Qld.
     Phone 07 47 216 489
     > From: Liz Clayton <> > To: 
     > Subject: NEW VIRUS..CAREFUL !!
     > Date: Thursday, 30 July 1998 9:15
     > >X-Sender: 
     > >Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 16:14:51 +1000 > >To: (Recipient list 
     > >From:  (Greg Manning) (by way of Helene 
     Marsh > ><>)
     > >Subject: NEW VIRUS..CAREFUL !!
     > >Mime-Version: 1.0
     > >
     > >>>
     > >>>
     > >>>Beware of a new virus which has just come out this week. People 
     > >>>sending a cool sounding screen-saver called "The Budweiser Frogs" 
     BUT if > >>>downloaded will completely destroy your hard drive, 
     obviously not healthy > >>>for your
     > >>>PC and all your stored information. > >>>
     > >>>DO NOT download under any circumstances BUDDYLST.ZIP.  Please 
     warn all > >>>PC'ers you can.
     > >>>
     > >>>
     > >>>
     > >>>Also DO NOT open "WIN A HOLIDAY" if received. It will erase all 
     information > >>>stored on your hard drive. Another new and bad virus 
     which not many people > >>>know about.
     > >>>
     > >>>
     > >>>
     PLEASE > >>>PASS ON
     > >>>
     > >
     > >My thanks to Josiah Pit
     > >Aquaculture
     > >
     > >
     > >Greg Manning
     > >President
     > >NTEU
     > >

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