...and now this message.

Elliott Francis (franrod@wavenet.com)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 22:35:52 -0700

Hi (Your Name Here)

Just thought you might be interested in this alert I received from a
mailing list. Please excuse the length.


>From: html-list@netcentral.net
>Date: Fri, 20 Oct 1995 20:32:47 -0500
>Reply-To: html-list@netcentral.net
>Originator: html-list@netcentral.net
>Sender: html-list@netcentral.net
>Precedence: bulk
>To: Multiple recipients of list <html-list@netcentral.net>
>Subject: [HTML-LIST:535] HTML-LIST digest 40
>X-Comment: NetCentral HTML Development List
> HTML-LIST Digest 40
>Topics covered in this issue include:
> by "Solutions 3000, Inc." <wolf@i-2000.com>
>Date: Fri, 20 Oct 95 20:31:15 EDT
>From: "Solutions 3000, Inc." <wolf@i-2000.com>
>To: html-list@netcentral.net
>Subject: VIRUS ALERT !
>Message-ID: <9510210031.AA03362@i-2000.com>
>I received this from a friend:
>There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If
>you receive an e-mail message with the subject line "Good Times", DO NOT
>read the message, DELETE it immediately. Please read the messages below.
>Some miscreant is sending e-mail under the title "good times" nation-wide.
>If you get anything like this, DON'T DOWN LOAD THE FILE! It has a virus
>that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating its contents. Please forward
>this mail to others.
>*********************Forwarded Message****************************
>The FCC released a warning last Wednesday concerning a matter of major
>importance to any regular user of the InterNet. Apparently, a new computer
>virus has been engineered by a user of America Online that is
>unparalleled in its destructive capability. Other, more well-known viruses
>such as Stoned, Airwolf, and Michaelangelo pale in comparison to the
>prospects of this newest creation by a warped mentality. What makes this
>virus so terrifying, said the FCC, is the fact that no program needs to
>be exchanged for a new computer to be infected. It can be spread through
>the existing e-mail systems of the InterNet. Once a computer is infected,
>one of several things can happen. If the computer contains a hard drive,
>that will most likely be destroyed. If the program is not stopped, the
>computer's processor will be placed in an nth-complexity infinite binary
>loop - which can severely damage the processor if left running that
>way too long. Unfortunately, most novice computer users will not
>realize what is happening until it is far too late.
>Luckily, there is one sure means of detecting what is now known as the
>"Good Times" virus. It always travels to new computers the same way in a
>text e-mail message with the subject line reading simply "Good Times".
>Avoiding infection is easy once the file has been received - not
>reading it. The act of loading the file into the mail server's ASCII
>buffer causes the "Good Times" mainline program to initialize and
>execute. The program is highly intelligent - it will send copies of
>itself to everyone whose e-mail address is contained in a received-mail
>file or a sent- mail file, if it can find one. It will then proceed to
>trash the computer it is running on.
>The bottom line is - if you receive a file with the subject line "Good
>Times", delete it immediately! Do not read it! Rest assured that
>whoever's name was on the "From:" line was surely struck by the virus.
>Warn your friends and local system users of this newest threat to the
>InterNet!........Solutions 3000 brings you "BizWomen".......
>.Online community for successful women in business
>..Please visit us at http://www.bizwomen.com.....
>......auto-reply: bizwomen@mailback.com .........
>.......regular email: info@bizwomen.com .........
>End of HTML-LIST Digest 40

Elliott Francis
Turner Entertainment Report (CNN)
Los Angeles, California
Check out "The Francis Family Home...page" at