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DPRG: Virus

Subject: DPRG: Virus
From: Ralph Tenny rten at polaris.nstar.net
Date: Wed Mar 10 14:57:25 CST 1999

The best way to avoid a virus (if that is what Happy99.exe is), is to have
a shell account. I doesn't get onto my computer unless I import it from
the UNIX environment, where it is helpless!

On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Jay Couture wrote:

> >Robert L. Jordan wrote:
> >> 
> >>                      Name: Happy99.exe
> >>    Happy99.exe       Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream)
> >>                  Encoding: x-uuencode
> >
> 		 Feb. 11 — The Happy99.exe worm has spread very quickly
>                around North America, particularly Silicon Valley,
>                according to Dan Tanaka of Data Fellows Inc. “I now
>                receive 20 or 30 copies of it every day,” he told MSNBC.
>                The worm was apparently released on Usenet, and since
>                last month there have been nearly 4,500 posts about it,
>                many from users trying to find out how to disinfect their
>                machines.
> I forgot to say more info is available here.
> http://beta.nai.com/public/datafiles/valerts/vinfo/w32ska.asp
> I did run this trusting this newgroup and it's users. And it did infect my
> sytem. However, if you do not restart/shutdown after you run it, then it
> hasn't had time to infect your PC yet.
> Later, Jay


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