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> Yes, that is exactly what this "virus" does -- give instructions to the user
> that results in deleting a program that enables the PC to handle long file
> names, as I understand it. Anybody who knows computers will ignore it, but
> others may be tricked into harming their own machines.
This must've started as the gag I heard ages ago - it was something
--- Begin virus message ---
Hello! I am a [insert ethnic group here] virus.
Please forward me to everyone in your address book.
--- End virus message ---
OK so mine isn't that funny, but the original was phrased a lot better
(I can't remember whether it asked you to delete anything or not).
Chris Taylor (email@example.com)
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