birding-aus Re: Warning virus

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Subject: birding-aus Re: Warning virus
From: "Alex J. Saar" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 06:55:43 +0800
>Jonas Karlsson <> wrote:
>If you get a massage entitled "Please help this poor
>dog and win a vacation" in English or Spanish
>It contains a virus deleting your entire hard drive.

Hi John, and others

This is a hoax. It is not a virus. You can read more about it at Symantec's
AntiVirus Research Center (SARC):


But the rest of this is NOT a hoax.

And while you're there, SARC has released a (real) virus warning about the
Polyglot Trojan Horse virus, first detected on 15 September 1999.


Ignore the first.
Avoid the second.

Have fun

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