Thom@s
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Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 3:01 am

Hi.

I guess most of you will remember what happened Thursday April 26th 1986. Hint; Tsjernobyl.

Naturally, some guy(s) decided they'd mark this special day, by putting a virus all over the web. I haven't seen it because I decided not to surf on that date.

So a few questions:
1. What exactly is this virus, and what does it do?
2. Is it risky to connect to the internet on that day?
3. Would you risk it?

Thom@s
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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 3:17 am

If you use common sense and don't open suspicious emails, you'll be fine. No need to be paranoid.
 
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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 3:37 am

I just set my computer clock ahead a day so it's the 27th and when it really gets to the 27th I just keep it there.
 
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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 3:37 am

There's numerous viruses for every single day - Friday the 13th viruses, Christmas viruses, Easter viruses... I don't think this one is any more dangerous.... so yes! I will be surfing on every single day of the year, as always!

Regards

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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 3:41 am

I WONT!

NOT after what happenned last year!!!!

Bloody hell!
Destroyed my whole C Drive!

Had to pay $70 to some guy to fix it!
Bloddy Chernwhatshisface!
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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 3:42 am

Huh??? I don't even remember any problems last year. Were a lot of people affected?
 
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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 3:45 am

Last year i and a bunch of my friends experienced probelsm relating to the chernobyl virus. We will be more cautious this year and set the date to April 27 (to skip the day) I was never paranoid about viruses until last year. April 26 marks a lot of bad things that have happened in the past, not just the chernobyl incident, my friends house burned down last year on that day.
 
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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 6:44 am

Huh, So it aint that dangerous as I allways thought? Good.

However, the "I Love You" Virus was some serious trouble. Fortunatly, we didn't get it.

On the other hand, I did get a mail from someone with an adress starting with Jennifer something. The topic was; "I didn't know webpages like this was legal.Have a look." First of all I don't know anyone called Jennifer, secondly I had to enter my e-mail adress to this page to enter. Just to be safe, I deleted the entire mail.
Did anyone else get it?

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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 7:11 am

That sounds like a porn site dude!
 
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RE: Will You Be Surfing The Net On April 26th?

Mon Apr 16, 2001 11:52 am

umm....the "I love you" virus corrupts certain files. While CIH on the otherhand erases your whole hard drive and renders your BIOS useless, i think CIH would prove to be much more dangerous in comparison

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