LISTADMIN Attchments (was Re: Check this)

Michael.Orr at Michael.Orr at
Wed Sep 29 17:17:25 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rzepa, Henry [mailto:h.rzepa at]
>  Can I take this opportunity to re-iterate that email attachments are
> deprecated at this list. We received the  Melissa virus via 
> such an attachment,
> and in the example below a vbs (visual basic ?) file is bound 
> to raise suspicions.
>  (...snip...)
> For the specific file below, I have (carefully) examined it, firstly
> with  Norton antivirus  6.0 (September update) and found nothing.
>  (...snip...)
> Whatever the diagnosis,  I would strongly recommend that you do 
> NOT attempt to process this file, and you should delete it, and check
> your disk with an up to date  virus checker.
>  (...snip...)

This is the "Freelink" worm; see eg the McAfee page

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