Re: ANOTHER Mystery Woman and Elf Bowling

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Posted by Bill R on December 15, 1999 at 11:03:00:

In Reply to: Re: ANOTHER Mystery Woman and Elf Bowling posted by Gayle on December 15, 1999 at 10:31:31:

: : Ok, to while away the hours as we await Christmas & the New Century ... Here's another photo to dwell over & try to figure out WHO? The person on the left is unidentified, but, the gal on the right ... Any takers?

: : Meanwhile, received part of a garbled message on my answering machine from MMMM ... Appears a virus did in her hard drive. From what I could gather, it was something "time-activated," and she seemed to have reason to believe it may have derived from that elf-bowling thing some of you have mentioned. Independent from Marcia's message, I have heard that there was a virus associated with that game. Whether or not that is another in a long line of virus hoaxes, I have no idea, but Marcia's machine is definitely down. Hope no one else out there has been affected, but if you have that bowling thing, it might be a good idea to get rid of it ... and soon!

: Rich and All,

: I had E-mailed the Elf Bowling attachment to several friends some weeks ago, but have had no trouble with it on my own computer, nor have any of the people I E-mailed it to indicated they had problems - only Marcia, that I have heard of. I got it originally from circulation on our computer at work, and no one here has had a problem with it. I don't remember the date I sent it, but Chris and Pat were recipients of it, and they both E-mailed back to say they were having a wonderful time with it - no problems indicated. Is it possible a later contaminated version was circulated, or is some other E-mail or attachment the culprit?

: Gayle

Gayle, Rich et al,

I ran the elfbowl.exe through two virus detectors which found nothing. I too have had no problems with it at all. Dana S forwarded an email claiming that elfbowl.exe contained a timed release virus that was supposed to take effect on Christmas day.
Then she followed that up with another email apologizing and stating that the first was another hoax. I tend to agree. However, it is not impossible that somebody who is an evil genius could have been sent the elfbowl.exe and reworked it to contain a virus then forwarded it on. Perhaps there is a version out there that has a virus, but the original vendor is reputable, and I have had no problem. comes down to each one of us doing what we think is best or risking finding out the hard way. I am thinking, for me, I will enjoy it and wipe it
the day before Christmas.....but like I said, two virus detector
software checks found nothing.

Bill R

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