Thanks for the warning, but the "BUDDYLST.ZIP" virus warning is yet another
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
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 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
From: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
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
>>>> name and password! DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! IT
>>>> 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
>Kirrama Wildlife Tours Klaus & Brenda Uhlenhut
>PO Box 133 SILKWOOD QLD Australia
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