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Re: Warning

Uh-oh--I think I got it and opened the attachment! What do I do now...?

Also, what does "eat up all your files" mean? (I don't like the sound of

Finally... does anyone know if it goes for the Microsoft address book
(that came with Windows) or another...?

William (the Gullible who has so far fallen for at least one hoax and
stopped just short of deleted slfnbk.exe...)

> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 02:09:23 -0700
> From: "Robert H" <robertpaulh at earthlink_net>
> Subject: warning
> Most email virus warnings are hoaxes, and the hoax gets perpetuated 
> by well
> meaning people. But this one is real, email viruses can only exhist 
> in the
> form of an attachment, and this one has been going around since last 
> week
> "I send you this file in order to have your advice."
> Does that line sound familiar? If so, you're one of the thousands of
> Internet users around the world who have received the SirCam virus 
> since it
> was released into the wild last week.
> I have had this emailed to me 3 or 4 times a day for the past week. 
> Somebody
> is apparently out to get me! It is an attachement with a PDL or 
> something
> like that extention. You can read about it here:
> http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,45476,00.html
> And it continues to spread quickly. One virus watchdog calls it "the
> sneakiest, smartest virus we've seen in a long time."
> Do not open it! As long as you delete it without opening it, you 
> should be
> ok. This virus is not detectable by any current protection softwate
> according to wired news.
> It is always from an individual, the name changes with each email. I 
> have
> had over a dozen different ones sent to me. At this point it seems 
> to be
> targeted to any online business and goes to their help or sales 
> email
> address.
> Robert Paul H
> http://www.aquabotanic.com
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