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6/28/99

This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than   "Melissa", and that there is NO remedy for it at this time.

Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat  function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all   documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with Netscape   Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys Macintosh and IBM   compatible computers.

This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book and please share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat may be stopped. Please practice cautionary measures and tell anyone that  may have access to your computer.


NEW VIRUS BEWARE!!  (5/15/99)

Something to worry about?

If you receive an e-mail titled "It Takes Guts to Say 'Jesus' "  DO NOT OPEN IT.  It will erase everything on your hard drive. This information  was   announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than "Melissa," and that there  is NO remedy for it at this time.

Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the re-format function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all  documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with  Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys
MacIntosh and IBM compatible computers. This is a new, very  malicious virus and not many people know about it.

Melissa Virus 3/30/99

If you get an E-mail from someone you know with the subject line "Important Message from," followed by a friends name, there’s a good chance it the Melissa virus waiting in your in box. Under the attachments section you will find a file named list.doc. This is where the virus resides. This is a macro virus and it can’t infect your computer unless you open the file. The best thing to do is to delete this E-mail.

Other tips for protecting your computer include:

Use a virus scanner.

Prevent automatic macros from running. In Microsoft Word, under the menu item "Tools", select "Options...", then select the "General" tab. Make certain the "Macro virus protection" box is checked.

For more information about the Melissa Virus and how to combat it, go to:

www.cert.org/advisories/CA-99-04-Melissa-Macro-Virus.html

www.symantec.com

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