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For those otherwise intelligent people how think they are doing the world a
wonderful favor by being the first to tell us of impending doom from some
incredible virus, I have this to say:  

1.) Be quite!! You aren't going to save the world.
2.) NO virus is going to "erase everything on your hard drive", period.
3.) The REAL virus is the messages of dire warning sent out by ignorant
do-gooders that flood e-mail servers, like the Melissa virus. It's a hoax!!
See messages by Chris and Richard.


At 07:46 AM 4/20/99 -0400, you wrote:
>This may be late but I hope it helps some.
>> From: Cyril Pruszko <cyrilp(--nospam--at)>
>> Subject: ANOTHER VIRUS - If you receive an email titled "IT TAKES GUTS TO
>> Date: Friday, April 16, 1999 10:42 AM
>> >
>> >     If you receive an email titled "IT TAKES GUTS TO SAY 'JESUS'" DO
>> >     OPEN IT.
>> >
>> >     It will erase everything on your hard drive.  Forward this letter
>> >     to as many people as you can.  This is a new, very malicious virus
>> >     not many people know about it.  This information was announced
>> >     yesterday morning from IBM; please share it with everyone that
>> >     access the internet.  Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in
>> >     address book so that this may be stopped.  AOL has said that this
>is a
>> >     very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this
>> >
>> >
>> Cy Pruszko
>> cpruszko(--nospam--at)
>Cy is a friend and a computer programmer He keeps me and some others
>informed on this type of problem.
>Robert W. Stevens, Jr., P.E.
>Consulting Engineer