Virus Warning (fwd)

Hartmut Haberland hartmut at EMMA.RUC.DK
Thu May 1 07:36:01 UTC 1997

Anti-virus warning warning

The warning is a hoax. What is decribed in the letter is technically
totally impossible and it is just a practical joke by some people who think
they are smart and everybody else gullible, and who probably are chuckling
now over those who "sent it to as many people as you can".

Virusses travel in programs, not in text files.

Relax and take care,
Hartmut Haberland

| ---------- Forwarded message ----------
| Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 11:04:56 +0200 (MET DST)
| From: Lieselotte Pust <pust at>
| To: lagb at
| Subject: Virus Warning
| Please read and be fore-warned
| ------------------------------
| Anyone who receives this must sent it to as many people as you can.
| It is essential that this problem be reconciled as soon as possible.
| A few hours ago, I opened an E-mail that had the subject heading of
| "AOL4FREE.COM". Within seconds of opening it, a window appeared and
| began to display my files that were being deleted. I immediately shut
| down my computer, but it was too late. This virus wiped me out. It ate
| the Anti-Virus Software that comes with the Windows '95 Program along
| with F-Prot AVS. Neither was able to detect it. Please be careful and
| send this to as many people as possible, so maybe this new virus can
| be eliminated.
|                DON'T OPEN E-MAIL NOTING "AOL4FREE"
| --
| Lieselotte Pust
| Englisches Seminar I
| Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet
| D- 79 085 Freiburg i. Br.
| Germany
| Tel. [+49](0)761/203-3321

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