Re: birding-aus virus

To: Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus virus
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 22:04:31 +1100

Alwyn Hunt wrote:
> Hi all again,
> Ann and Rogers message prompts me to warn of another current nasty. If
> you receive an unsolicited e-mail titled.  "JOIN THE CREW/for PENPALS" DO
> NOT open it   !!!!!  It will erase every thing on your hard drive!

This is yet another e-mail virus hoax.  Ignore any such message which 
claims to wipe your harddisk etc. by simply reading it.  IBM has a useful
web page about this, and other, email hoaxes at:
It includes a link for information on how to spot a hoax.

The HAPPY99.EXE program is a different kettle of fish.  It is a genuine
"trojan horse", but harmless unless you actually run it.  I've actually
seen this one on the 'Net - on the Minnesota Birding Network mailing list
of all places.  It was quickly quashed without spreading further.

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.
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