Yeah, I'm familiar with it. It's a hoax. Since when did the Federal
Communication Commission take on the role of virus-hunting!?!? Here,
I'll also send you a copy of the proof I have.
> Is anyone familiar with this WARNING???
> Is it authentic?
> What are the remedies?
> Forwarded Message:
> Date: Tuesday, December 03, 1996 11:08AM
> Just got this off the internet. If you "surf the net", you might be
> > **********VIRUS ALERT**********
> >VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ!
> >There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If
> >you receive an email message with the subject line "Deeyenda", DO NOT
> >read the message, DELETE it immediately!
> >Some miscreant is sending email under the title "Deeyenda" nationwide,
> >if you get anything like this DON'T DOWNLOAD THE FILE! It has a
> >that rewrites your hard drive, obliterates anything on it. Please be
> >careful and forward this e-mail to anyone you care about.
> >Please read the message below.
> > FCC WARNING!!!!! -----DEEYENDA PLAGUES INTERNET
> >The Internet community has again been plagued by another computer
> >virus. This message is being spread throughout the Internet,
> >USENET posting, EMAIL, and other Internet activities. The reason for
> >all the attention is because of the nature of this virus and the
> >potential security risk it makes. Instead of a destructive Trojan
> >virus (like most viruses!), this virus referred to as Deeyenda
> >performs a comprehensive search on your computer, looking for valuable
> >information, such as email and login passwords, credit cards, personal
> >inf., etc.
> >The Deeyenda virus also has the capability to stay memory resident
> >while running a host of applications and operation systems, such as
> >Windows 3.11 and Windows 95. What this means to Internet users is
> >when a login and password are send to the server, this virus can copy
> >this information and SEND IT OUT TO UN UNKNOWN ADDRESS (varies).
> >The reason for this warning is because the Deeyenda virus is virtually
> >undetectable. Once attacked your computer will be unsecure. Although
> >it can attack any O/S this virus is most likely to attack those users
> >viewing Java enhanced Web Pages (Netscape 2.0+ and Microsoft Internet
> >Explorer 3.0+ which are running under Windows 95). Researchers at
> >Princeton University have found this virus on a number of World Wide
> >Web pagesand fear its spread.
> >Please pass this on, for we must alert the general public at the
> >security risks.
> ----- End Included Message -----