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Since there is no date attached to the following message, I suspect that
this is the same virus we were warned about last year.  What do you think?
 
On Fri, 21 Apr 1995, Ed Ketz wrote:
 
> Folks,
> I received this warning just awhile ago.  Please take heed.  This thing
> sounds NASTY.
>
> Ed.
>
>  ----------
> From: gis-l%urisa.org
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: FW: IMPORTANT: Internet Virus
> Date: Thursday, April 20, 1995 11:11PM
>
>
> I received this from my boss yesterday.  Wanted to share it with everyone in
>
> case you haven't seen it yet.
>
> Jane der Boghossian Huzil
> [log in to unmask]
> __________________________________________________________________
>
> There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet.  If you
> receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT
> read the message, DELETE it immediately.  Please read the messages
> below.
>
> Some miscreant is sending e-mail under the title "good times"
> nation-wide. If you get anything like this, DON'T DOWNLOAD THE FILE! It
> has a
> virus that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it.  Please be
>
>
> careful and forward this mail to anyone you care about--I have.
> *******************************************************************
>
> WARNING!!!!!!!!!: INTERNET VIRUS
>
> *******************************************************************
>
> The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a matter of
> major importance to any regular user of the InterNet.  Apparently, a new
> computer virus has been engineered by a user of America Online that is
> unparalleled in its destructive capability.  Other, more well-known
> viruses such as Stoned, Airwolf, and Michaelangelo pale in comparison
> to the prospects of this newest creation by a warped mentality.
>
> What makes this virus so terrifying, said the FCC, is the fact that
> no program needs to be exchanged for a new computer to be infected.
> It can be spread through the existing e-mail systems of the InterNet.
> Once a computer is infected, one of several things can happen.  If the
> computer contains a hard drive, that will most likely be destroyed.
> If the program is not stopped, the computer's processor will be placed in
> an nth-complexity infinite binary loop - which can severely damage the
> processor if left running that way too long.  Unfortunately, most
> novice computer users will not realize what is happening until it is far too
>
>
> late.
>
> Luckily, there is one sure means of detecting what is now known as
> the "Good Times" virus.  It always travels to new computers the same
> way ina text e-mail message with the subject line reading simply "Good
> Times".
>
> Avoiding infection is easy once the file has been received - not
> reading it.  The act of loading the file into the mail server's ASCII buffer
>
>
> causes the "Good Times" mainline program to initialize and execute.
> The program is highly intelligent - it will send copies of itself to
> everyone whose e-mail address is contained in a received-mail file or a
> sent- mail file, if it can find one.  It will then proceed to trash the
> computer it is running on.
>
> The bottom line here is - if you receive a file with the subject line "Good
> TImes", delete it immediately!  Do not read it!  Rest assured that
> whoever's name was on the "From:" line was surely struck by the virus.
>
> Warn your friends and local system users of this newest threat to the
> InterNet!  It could save them a lot of time and money.
>