Good Times - We're Saved!
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 96 14:14:37 -0700
Subject: Good Times - We're Saved!
Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Forwarded-by: glen mccready <email@example.com>
Forwarded-by: Jim Bourne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert J. Smith <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: virus warning]
>Some miscreant is sending e-mail under the title "Good Times" nationwide,
>if you get anything like this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE! It has a virus
>that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating anything on it.
Fortunately, I have the source code for a two line BASIC program which
will detect and obliterate the "Good Times" virus! Here it is...
100 PRINT "Your workstation has been scanned and found OK."
110 PRINT "This program is shareware. Send $20 to firstname.lastname@example.org"
[While this quick-and-dirty program may help in some systems, most users
would do well to run the following comprehensive program instead...
10 PRINT "BEGIN SCAN...": FOR I=0 TO 100 STEP 1: FOR J=1 TO 12345 STEP 1
11 NEXT J: PRINT I "%": NEXT I
12 PRINT "WARNING: YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN SCANNED AND 003 ERRORS FOUND!"
13 PRINT " THIS PROGRAM IS SHAREWARE; FOR DETAILS SEND $20 TO PSL@ACM.ORG"
14 PRINT "PLEASE ENTER SERIAL NUMBER (FROM SHAREWARE RECEIPT): "; INPUT X
15 IF X=12346 THEN PRINT "ERRORS CORRECTED. DO NOT RESCAN FOR 30 DAYS."
© 1996 Peter Langston