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Thu, Jun 10, 1999
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Hi All,

A new, very nasty melissa-type virus just hit us.
If you get a message that looks like this: 


I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP.
Till then, please take a look at the attached zipped docs.

Under no circumstance click on the attachment. It will
Nuke all Excel and Word files it can find, and redo it
every 30 minutes. This is a very nasty one.

It nestles itself in the \WINNT\System32\ directory 
and the culprit is called Explore.exe

Also, you need to get rid of a key in the registry:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNTCurrentVersion\Windows and delete
run= C:\WINNT\System32\explore.exe.

I'm sure there will be much more said about this, but 
for the moment, warn all your users, and do not open
that attachment!!! Deleting the email without opening
that attachment will cause no further harm

This is hammered out in a hurry, and is just a heads
up. Sorry if we are not complete as yet. Time is of
the utmost essence! Check the websites of your anti-
virus software vendors for more detail.

Warm regards,

Stu Sjouwerman

(email me with feedback: [email protected])