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12-05-2001, 09:59 AM
Got this from Cablevision my ISP

Virus Alert - W32.Goner.A@mm AKA Goner

A new email worm named w32.goner.a@mm or "goner" has been identified on the internet and could have an impact on all internet users.

The worm is spread as an attachment through email, the ICQ instant messenger program, or Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

The email presents itself with the subject line "Hi" and the body text of, "How are you? When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought about you. I am in a harry, I promise you'll love it!". The attachment is named "gone.scr".

If you receive an email with this wording and the "gone.scr" attachment, DO NOT open the attachment. Immediately delete the entire message and empty your email trash.

As always we always recommend that our customers run antivirus software, keep it updated with the latest virus definitions, and perform regular scans.

If you have opened the attachment of an email that fits this description, please download from your antivirus software vendor the latest virus definitions and perform a scan of your machine to identify those files that need to be removed.

Additional information on Goner may be found at: or

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Your Optimum Online Team

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John Bridge
12-07-2001, 06:20 PM
As of this morning I have 14 items in my quarantine file. Most of them are versions of BADTrans, but there are a couple other little items as well. I've gotten the BAD TRans from the computers of people I know. When I try to notify them, all I hear back is silence. I know their system is down -- that quick!