possible virus warning

Birgit Kellner birgit.kellner at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Fri Jun 6 15:16:47 UTC 2003

Dear list-members,

this is most probably the virus "W32.Bugbear.B at mm". See the following page
for further information, also on how to remove it from your system:


The virus can take a subject-line from existing messages in a mailbox on
the computer and use its subject-line to forward itself to e-mail-addresses
stored somewhere on the computer (mailbox, address book). This is what
happened in Whitney Cox' case.

Best regards,

Birgit Kellner

--On Freitag, 06. Juni 2003 08:38 -0500 Whitney Cox <wmcox at UCHICAGO.EDU>

> Dear Friends,
> Checking my email today, I was surprised to see a message from myself
> with a subject line that I myself had written, viz. "Prakrit realization
> in Grantham", a posting that I had sent to the list some two months back.
> On inspection, the message proved to be from "wmcox at bellatlantic.net" (an
> email address I have never had), and was the first part of my posting,
> along with a link to a .EXE file.  I can only presume that this is a
> virus.  If you've received the message, please delete it.  I'm baffled as
> to how this could have occured, and I sincerely apologize if anyone's
> system has been damaged.
> Yours,
> Whitney Cox

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