|COMPUTER VIRUS INFORMATION|
McAfee-Question : Is Windows a virus ?
No, Windows is not a virus. Here's what viruses do:
1.They replicate quickly - okay, Windows does that.
use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system
will, from time to time, trash your hard disk -
are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with
will occasionally make the user suspect their system is
Until now it seems Windows is a virus but there are fundamental differences:Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running on most systems, their program code is fast, compact and efficient and they tend to become more sophisticated as they mature.
So Windows is not a virus.
It's a bug.
BADTIMES VIRUS WARNING
This just in from www.viruswarnings.gov
If you receive an e-mail with a
subject line of "Badtimes,"
It will completely re-write your hard drive.
Not only that, but it will
scramble any disks that are even close to your computer.
It also demagnetizes the strips on all your credit cards,
reprograms your ATM access code, screws up the tracking
on your VCR and uses subspace field harmonics to scratch
any CDs you try to play.
THREAT TO ALL!
I just got word of this new virus, so thought I'd better send it on to you to check out. TELL everybody!!!!!!
CNN REPORTS A NEW VIRUS HAS BEEN RECENTLY DISCOVERED. ONE PERSON CAN PASS IT ON TO MILLIONS AS IT IS VERY CONTAGIOUS.
THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS REPORTED THIS WEEK THAT THE VIRUS SPREADS VERY RAPIDLY FROM ONE PERSON TO THE NEXT. THEY HAVE GIVEN THIS VIRUS AN INTERESTING NAME... THEY'RE CALLING IT................ A BIG SMILE
UH-OHhhhhh OH! TOO LATE!!!!!!!!
I SEE IT ON YOUR FACE ALREADY!
a very dangerous virus going around and it is propagated
through the email system. If you get an email message
with the subject: "VIRUS ALERT!" do not open
the mail message. If you do, the virus scrambles the
second half of every text file on your system.