WARNING: you may have received a virus attachment via my account (john hershey )

Subject: WARNING:  you may have received a virus attachment via my account
From:    john hershey  <jhershey(at)COGSCI.UCSD.EDU>
Date:    Fri, 3 Nov 2000 02:23:07 -0800

Please do not open or forward any attachment with the extension .vbs It is likely a virus for windows computers. Unfortunately you may have received one recently via my account -- without my knowledge. the attached .vbs file is a VBS-loveletter virus: If you opened this attachment, please see the following link for more information: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.plan.a.html As soon as you download this information, please disconnect your computer from the internet and follow the instructions to clean your computer. Otherwise it will mail itself to every email address it can find on your computer. Immediately kill the process wscript.exe and your mail process if it is running on your computer, or better yet reboot and follow the instructions from the web page, included below. Removal: Delete all .vbs files from your system. Delete the file Us-president-and-fbi-secrets.htm from your Windows directory. Run regedit to make the following registry modifications: Delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\plan colombia Delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LINUX32 Delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\reload Replace your logos.sys and logow.sys files from the original Windows disks if they have been modified. Search all local hard disks for hidden MP3 and MP2 files. The hidden attribute must then be removed.

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