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Subject: Re: Highway Africa 99
From: Moses Kemibaro <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List
Date:Tue, 15 Jun 1999 12:02:07 +0300
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Hi everyone,

do not open the attached file that came with that came via the mailing list
with the below message. I hope this doesn't come too late for some of you.
Find also details on the Virus after the quoted message..
----- Original Message -----
From: louisad <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: Highway Africa 99


> Hi African !
> I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP.
> Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.
> bye.
>
------Original message------
a new virus 'ExploreZip worm' which was noticed on the internet last week
on,10th June 1999.

The Explore.Zip worm has the potential to erase files from a computer's hard
drive or corporate network, making it a particularly insidious infection.
Explore.Zip is disguised as an e-mail that appears to be a response to an
earlier message, reading: "I received your e-mail, and I shall reply ASAP.
Till then, take a look at the zipped docs.''

Kindly be advised to delete such a message immediately. If you click on this
attachment the virus  shall delete your E-mail (client) software and any
e-mail related software.

Unlike a virus, which attaches itself to a software program and cannot be
spread without users sending them to others, a worm propagates over a
network, reproducing itself as it goes along.
Please note that Explore.Zip can destroy files on a computer's hard drive or
corporate network, or disrupt an e-mail server, if you open the file
attached to the message.

In many cases, the data is unrecoverable hence the need for all e-mail users
to exercise caution for the next few days. You can download updates from
leading antivirus software makers.

Unlike a virus, which attaches itself to a software program and cannot be
spread without users sending them to others, a worm propagates over a
network, reproducing itself as it goes along.

For further details click here:
http://cnnfn.com/1999/06/10/technology/virus/
http://www.esafe.com/

Leading computer security companies Network Associates www.nai.com, Symantec
Corp.www.symantec.com and Trend Micro Inc.www.antivirus.com all have offered
virus protection patches that can be downloaded from their sites to identify
and eliminate the bug.

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