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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #30

In a message dated 1/14/2000 22:36:57 Pacific Standard Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> > >   If your receive an e-mail titled - 'It Takes Guts to Say Jesus'  DO 
>  > OPEN
>  > > IT!!
>  > >   It will erase everything on your hard disk.   This information was
>  > announced
>  > > yesterday morning from IBM:AOL and states that this is a very dangerous
>  > virus,
>  > > much worse than 'Melissa' and that there is no remedy for it at this 
> time.
If AOL had learned of this virus, wouldn't it be logical that AOL would have 
sent out advisories to its customers, and not depend on the rumor mill to 
circulate the warning?  These virus announcements come along every week, and 
every one of them, with very, very rare exception,  later turns out to be a 
hoax.   Please don't pass these scaremongering messages along without 
confirming them with the source, which in this case would be easy enough just 
by checking to see if anyone using AOL has been notified by AOL, or by going 
to AOL's website.