Reputed virus in sustainable publishing
mcall at superaje.com
Sat Nov 2 08:19:34 EST 1996
> Hi coral-listers,
> I have installed a copy of this diskette on my computer. There has been
> no catastrophic failure. My virus checking program (not up to date
> admittedly) has not found any viruses when I power up. I did however
> develop a general protection fault in the e-mail part of my Internet in
> a Box subsequently, but that point problem is not the general symptom I
> hear you get from most viruses.
> So I suspect Justin is right.
> don mcallister
> Dustin L. Laurence wrote:
> > >This message is to alert everybody.
> > >
> > >There is a virus in the e-book "toward sustainable publishing" so if you
> > >get it trow it away!!!!!
> > No offense to the original sender, but it doesn't help anyone to
> > spread these sorts of rumors. *Very* few reported viruses are
> > viruses, so on the face of it there isn't much reason to worry.
> > Second, this report comes with NO indication of what the symptoms
> > are, which makes it even more likely to be an (unwitting, I'm sure)
> > hoax. People who know what they're about tend to back up their
> > statements, hoaxes characteristically come with either no info or
> > patently bogus info.
> > Again, I mean no offense to the original sender, but without better
> > info the overwhelming likelihood is that this is yet another of the
> > many, many virus hoaxes that propagate around the net like wildfire.
> > I hate to see these things get started or propagated without at
> > least some credible reasons given.
> > If anyone is very worried about this and doesn't have any local help,
> > I guess I am willing to check at least a couple of disks mailed to
> > me to to resolve any doubt, or tell someone else how to do it. I
> > don't really have time for it, but better that than have people
> > acting on an unverified rumor.
> > Dustin
> Don E. McAllister /& Canadian Centre for Biodiversity
> Ocean Voice International /Canadian Museum of Nature
> Box 37026, 3332 McCarthy Rd. /Box 3443, Station D
> Ottawa, ON K1V 0W0, Canada /Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4
> URL: http://www.ovi.ca E-mail: mcall at superaje.com
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Don E. McAllister /& Canadian Centre for Biodiversity
Ocean Voice International /Canadian Museum of Nature
Box 37026, 3332 McCarthy Rd. /Box 3443, Station D
Ottawa, ON K1V 0W0, Canada /Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4
URL: http://www.ovi.ca E-mail: mcall at superaje.com
(or: ah194 at freenet.carleton.ca) Tel: (613) 264-8986, Fax: (613)
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