Internet Virus

Ian Porter (sharian@pac.com.au)
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 20:37:37 +1000

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>Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 14:51:34 +0930
>From: Robert McMARTIN <rmcmarti@awadi.com.au>
>To: allusers@pac.com.au
>Subject:  Internet Virus
>
>Author:  SPickett@vitgaxi2.telstra.com.au at INTERNET
>Date:    10/14/96 10:12 AM
>
>
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>>>>
>>>>DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILE NAMED PKZIP300 REGARDLESS OF
>EXTENSION.  >>>
>>>>A NEW Trojan Horse Virus has emerged on the Internet with the
>name  >>>PKZIP300.ZIP, so named as to give the impression that this file
>is  >>>a new version of the PKZIP software used to "zip" compressed
>files.  >>>DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE UNDER ANY
>CIRCUMSTANCES!! If you install or  >>>expand the file, the virus WILL
>wipe your hard disk clean and
>>>>affect modems at 14.4 and higher. This is an extremely destructive
>virus  >>>and there is NOT yet a way of cleaning this one up.
>>>>
>>>>     PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU KNOW.  >>>
>>>>
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>
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Considering the number of seesat users that use zip I hope this proves useful !!

ian
Ian & Shari Porter
Rye, Victoria, Australia
http://pac.com.au/~sharian/
144.8070E 38.3745S 5m AMSL