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  • Gord Hulbert
    Hi all: I think this note from Judii Rempel will be of interest to all of you. ... From: Judith Rempel To: Gordon Hulbert
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 29, 2002
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      Hi all:

      I think this note from Judii Rempel will be of interest to all of you.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Judith Rempel" <rempel@...>
      To: "Gordon Hulbert" <Gordon@...>
      Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:03 PM
      Subject: virus info


      > Gordon - I just rec'd this yesterday from our Security guy at City. If
      > you think it's useful, feel free to pass it along to the dist-gen..
      >
      >
      > Please...
      > Do not blindly "click" on everything that arrives in your Inbox.
      >
      > Ensure that your antivirus protection is up-to-date and be suspicious of
      > unsolicited e-mails, particularly those with attachments.
      >
      > A new e-mail worm is circulating that has the potential to severely
      > damage machines that it infects. It can potentially delete all the files
      > on a computer's hard drive.
      >
      > Signs of the virus: E-mails containing the worm may contain the subject:
      > "Re: AVAR (Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers," and have the
      > following three attachments:
      > Win<several characters>.Txt (12.6 KB) Music_1.htm
      > Win<several characters>.Gif (120 Bytes) Music_2.ceo
      > Win<several characters>.pif
      >
      > Once it is run, Winevar deposits a variant of the Funlove virus on
      > infected machine, and attempts to shut down processes used by your
      > computer's antivirus software. When infected machines are rebooted, the
      > worm displays a dialogue box titled
      > "Make a fool of oneself" with the message
      > "What a foolish thing you have done!"
      > Clicking the OK button in the dialogue box will delete all unopened
      > files on the computer's hard drive.
      >
      > For more information, visit
      > http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.hllw.winevar.html
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > In Kinship,
      > Judith Rempel, Webster
      > rempel@...
      >
      > and
      >
      > webster@...
      > Alberta Family Histories Society
      > http://www.afhs.ab.ca
      >
      > Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
      > http://www.afhs.ab.ca/registry/
      >
      >
      >
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