Re: [RML] Virus Hoax URL's listed

Gary Lange (gwlange at
Tue, 9 Jun 1998 23:08:11 -0500

ok boys and girls,

please put the following URL's into your favourite list and the next time you
feel compelled to warn us check these sites first. Taking up space is exactly
what these clowns want you to do.
is specific for this new hoax.
is the home site.

You might also try the site:
It also talks about the holiday hoax

thot the self-proclaimed cumputer greeks would have looked there first....;-)
windows 98, who's buying into that :-)

gary lange

> From: Andrew Boyd <andrew at>
> To: 'rainbowfish at'
> Subject: RE: [RML] Virus Warning (Kind of Spam)
> Date: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 8:12 PM
> On Wed, 10 Jun 1998, Graeme Finsen wrote:
> > Hmmmmmm.
> > This is an old "joke" which has been circulating the net for about 9
> > years now. Before then it was common on mail boards etc. etc. It is
> > very hard for a "mail" file to self execute especially to execute
> > reformating your hard drive or deleting files. And Microsoft doesn't
> > issue warnings like this one. And in all honesty I've never actually
> > seen a mail called "Win a Holiday !!". But then again, there is always
> > a first time :-).
> Well, folks, the good news ;) is that under Win98 it will be possible to
> download a system-killing virus in email - or so it is said - details in
> various net.magazines around the place.
> Graeme is right, these "killer email virus" memes have been around a long
> time, without any actual occurences to support them. This may be about to
> change, it may not.
> Cheers, Andrew