Re: birding-aus Virus Alert

To: <>, "Kirrama Wildlife Tours" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Virus Alert
From: "Vicki Parslow Stafford" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 20:20:48 -0400

Thanks for the warning, but the "BUDDYLST.ZIP" virus warning is yet another
virus hoax.

Unfortunately, these hoaxes are becoming more common.  Some of the ways you
can recognise them are:

-  the messages use A LOT OF CAPITAL LETTERS!
-  the messages nearly always urge you to FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE AS SOON
-  they rarely include specific identifying information, URLs for further
information etc.

When you receive one of these warnings, run a quick search on the search
engine of your choice.  Almost always, you'll find out quickly whether it's
a hoax or something you really need to be concerned about.

If you always run a check before forwarding, you'll save yourself a lot of
embarrassment!  But thanks for the thought.

Vicki PS
Vicki Parslow Stafford                 |  "Even if you can't live up
(Procrastination While U Wait)    |   to your destiny, you can
                         |   at least have one".
Ipswich, Qld.  Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
To:  <>
Date: Wednesday, 9 June 1999 5:05
Subject: birding-aus Virus Alert

>Received this from a friend in the Police department today. We were lucky
>our friend was just about to pass the screen saver to us.
>Someone is sending out a very desirable screen saver, the Budweiser
>>>> Frogs "BUDDYLST.ZIP".  If you download it, you will lose everything!!!
>>>> hard drive will crash and someone from the Internet will get your
>>>> JUST WENT INTO circulation yesterday, as far as we know. Please
>>>> distribute this message. This is a new, very malicious virus and not
>>>> many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday
>>>> morning from Microsoft. Please share it with everyone that might access
>>>> the Internet. Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in your address
>>>> book so that this may be stopped. AOL has said that this is a very
>>>> dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time. Please
>>>> practice cautionary measure and forward this to all your on-line
>>>> friends.
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