New Virus on Internet (pkzip300.zip trojan)
The following virus warning was just circulated at Hughes:
Art's comment was so descriptive, I left it as is.
> You are forewarned!!! Bad virus man, bad *%$#&%^& virus.
> Date: 9/26/96 8:27 AM
> > Warning of a new virus.
> > ======================================================================
> > DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY FILE NAMED PKZIP300 REGARDLESS OF EXTENSION.
> > A NEW Trojan Horse Virus has emerged on the Internet with the name
> > PKZIP300.ZIP, so named as to give the impression that this file is a
> > new version of the PKZIP software used to "zip" compressed files. DO
> > NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!! If you install or
> > expand the file, the virus WILL wipe your hard disk clean and affect
> > modems at 14.4 and higher. This is an extremely destructive virus and
> > there is NOT yet a way of cleaning this one up.
> > PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU KNOW. >