Is it really a virus?
Olle af Geijerstam
olle.af.geijerstam at gotlandica.se
Thu May 31 15:49:42 EDT 2001
Yes, it is. Read more about it here.
At 11:06 AM 5/31/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello Fellow Leps-L List Users,
> I'm hoping the following message I sent in response to a "real virus"
> scare will be of help to you.
> When receiving an e-mail warning of a new virus, do the
> following: Check one of several sites on the web to see if it really is
> a hoax!
> Here is the site I routinely
> use: http://www.datafellows.com/news/hoax.htm
> Click on the letter "S" on that page, since the virus name in the
> letter begins with "S". Scroll down the list. There you will see listed
> the name of the supposed infected "File" and a description of the hoax.
> The louder the message shouts "Don't open it! It will ruin your
> computer"...etc., etc., the more you should suspect it is a hoax. We will
> all be well served if everyone takes the time to check before spreading
> the fear...
> I also use the two following excellent sites:
>To check on a supposed virus with a name:
>To follow-up on a damaging Internet legend:
>Regards, Valerie Passoa
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