** High Priority **
*********************Forwarded Message****************************
There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If
youreceive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT
readthe 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
majorimportance to any regular user of the InterNet. Apparently, a newcomputer
virus has been engineered by a user of America Online that isunparalleled 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 noprogram needs to be exchanged for a new computer to be
infected. It canbe spread through the existing e-mail systems of the InterNet.
Once acomputer 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-complexityinfinite binary loop - which can severely damage the processor
if leftrunning that way too long. Unfortunately, most novice computer users
willnot 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 in a texte-mail message with the
subject line reading simply "Good Times".Avoiding infection is easy once the
file has been received - not readingit. The act of loading the file into the
mail server's ASCII buffer causesthe "Good Times" mainline program to
initialize and execute. The program ishighly intelligent - it will send copies
of itself to everyone whosee-mail address is contained in a received-mail file
or a sent- mail file, if itcan 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 thatwhoever'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
theInterNet! It could save them a lot of time and money.