Re: [Fwd: FYI: Virus]

Paul Nanson (
Sun, 20 Oct 1996 19:03:17 -0700 (PDT)

The original post never made it to apologia-list, because I do not allow
cross-posting. Remove apologia-list from your addresses if you reply.

On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, William T. Yates wrote:

>dcahyo wrote:
>> Subject: FYI: Virus
>> Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 13:06:30 -0500
>> From: *The Batavian* <>
>> Reply-To:
>> To:
>> Forwarded by Ardhian N Hatmadji
>> From: Nickie <>
>> Virus
>> There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If you
>> receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Irina", DONOT read the
>> message. DELETE it immediately. Some miscreant is sending people and
>> files under the title "Irina". If you receive this mail or file, do not
>> download it. 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.
>> (Information received from the Professor Edward Prideaux, College of
>> Slavonic Studies, London).
>I don't believe just reading a message can harm your computer. A virus
>needs to be run as part of a program. Also, what machines are allegedly
>affected by this virus? Macs? PCs? I get regular computer virus and
>computer security alerts at work and have not seen this one mentioned.
>--Bill Yates

"Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen." Jeremiah 10:2

"And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nations, which I cast out
before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I
abhored them." Leviticus 20:23