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From: "Laurelle Field" <>
Subject: Fw: Newsflash - Virus Alert
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 10:03:07 +1000
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From: "GetMega" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:20 PM
Subject: Newsflash - Virus Alert
There has been a major outbreak of a new email virus called BugBear. It's
you've already noticed - it appears as an email with a weird subject line
can sometimes include rubbish characters in the body.
The email comes with an attachment with a variable name, but always ending
either exe, .scr, or .pif. The size of the attachment is 50,688 bytes.
If you are affected with the virus, it will send itself out to your entire
address book. If you have up to date anti-virus software, you will be safe,
now is the time to update!!
More information at :
TEDDY BEAR ICON
Whilst we're on the email virus warnings subject - there has been a VIRUS
email doing the rounds again - it tells you to search for a file called
JDBGMGR.EXE (with a teddy bear logo) on your system and delete it.
DO NOT FOLLOW THIS ADVICE. The file mentioned is actually a system file and
should not be deleted, although you may not notice any issues if you have
already done so.
For more information and instructions on what to do if you've already
the file, visit:
MOBILE PHONES AND SERVICE STATIONS
I spoke to a spokesperson from the Telecommunications Association this
evening and put to rest the myth that your mobile phone can catch fire if
you're talking on it whilst refueling at a service station. The email
warning that has been doing the rounds about this is not based on any truth
at all. The spokesperson said that mobile phones emit a maximum of 2 watts
of radio frequency, and at least 8 watts would be required to cause a
Keep double-clicking (to select a word at a time, in Word!)
As always, best regards,
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