Again, the virus alert was a false alarm [article attached to
email@example.com message re: afterthoughts]. University of Michigan
experts, virus-busters@umich, have given the attachment a clean bill of
--On Sunday, February 11, 2001 1:20 PM -0800 monkerud
> What does this virus do? I downladed the attachment and saved in MS Word
> 98, on a Mac and MS Word and Explorer (no email) are the only two MS
> products I use. Do I need to run Virex? I don't have it...
> best, Don
>> Greetings. I am the sender of the suspect viral attachment, which . I
>> have been consulting with the University of Michigan's "Virus-Busters"
>> about this situation. They have advised me that the hybris worm virus
>> can only infect PCs. The suspect document was generated by me on my
>> previous Mac, copied to and sent from new Mac. [It was NOT forwarded to
>> me by email from another party, nor have I been sharing files, etc.--
>> apparently that's the only way a Mac can become a PC virus carrier.]
>> Updated Virex gave my machine a clean bill of health. It's always best
>> to remain alert; but Virus-Busters say it's virtually impossible for my
>> attachment to have carried that virus. Still, it was very considerate
>> of our colleague to post his concern. Sorry for any inconvenience.
>> --On Thursday, February 8, 2001 8:11 PM -0500
>> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> Heads up everyone! -- modr8r
>>>> From a list member:
>>> This morning when I retrieved my mail, one of the messages off the list
>>> contained the hybris b virus as an attachment.
>>> The subject line was as follows:
>>> [sixties-l] re: sex rev afterthoughts/Ted
>>> Sender was:
>>> From: Charlotte Pagni email@example.com
>>> Certainly, the sender is unaware that their machine is infected.
>>> I have taken the liberty of privately advising the sender of this
>>> Perhaps you might advise the list?
>>> Apologies for the intrusion.
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