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From: W David Samuelsen <>
Subject: Re: [BD-ADM] LO Msg: explanation on this new virus
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 10:04:28 -0700
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it does, since Goner virus try to delete the anti-virus software
protecting us from the BadTrans mutant virus. Think about cause and
effect.

David

wrote:
>
> In a message dated 12/5/01 4:30:53 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
>
> > Got more updated informaton on the "Goner" virus, making it absolute
> > MUST to update your anti-virus software and keep them current.
>
> David-
>
> I can't see where the GONER virus has relevance for board admins on this
> list. It sends out its replies to all addresses in the address book which has
> nothing whatsoever to do with our boards. A GONER virus attachment would
> never be mistaken for a reply to a board post.
>
> On the other hand, the BadTrans and BadTransB viruses *are* relevant with
> regard to our boards as the virus attachments are frequently mistaken as
> being responses to board posts and admins needs to have answers for people
> who contact them about this. Posters may well be contacting board admins
> because of the virus attachments they receive in reply to gatewayed board
> posts when someone on the corresponding list is infected.
>
> Discussion of the GONER virus would be more appropriate on VIRUS-DISCUSSION-L.
>
> Joan
>
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