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A real virus: Happy99.exe worm

Ron Blue rcb5 at email.msn.com
Mon Feb 15 12:28:41 EST 1999

It is possible that your friends are sending you a virus without knowing it.
I have fixed my machine with the instructions below.
Ron Blue

-----Original Message-----
From: Sydney Harper <sydney_msn at email.msn.com>
To: rcb5 at msn.com <rcb5 at msn.com>
Cc: 'John Reeder' <johnr_msn at email.msn.com>
Date: Saturday, February 13, 1999 11:54 PM
Subject: Re: Neural Networks: Intelligent Systems

>Hi Ron,
>I just wanted to let you know that you seemed to be infected with the
>Happy99.exe worm.  You posted a message to the Artificial Intelligence
>Forum's msn.computingcentral.artificial.intelligence.general newsgroup that
>contained the Happy99.exe worm.  This worm/virus infects people by
>replicating itself on every newsgroup and email message you send.  For
>example, for every legitimate message you post, another message is posted
>with the same subject except it contains only the happy99.exe file as an
>attachment.  You get infected by opening the Happy99.exe file attachment.
>You can get more information on the worm and instructions for deleting it
>from the following web site.
>I have removed the message containing the happy99.exe attachment.  Please do
>not post again in the newsgroup until you have removed the Happy99.exe worm
>from your computer.
>Forum Manager
>Artificial Intelligence Forum

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