Security Association reports that over 63% of U.S. businesses have
encountered viruses. Computer viruses are programs which corrupt files
and they may spread, very much like human viruses do. New viruses are developed
daily. One of the most prevalent viruses today is the Michelangelo Virus.
It has been found in many computers all over the country.
This virus has received tremendous media exposure.
Many of you may already of heard of it. It can be contracted by simply
reading an infected floppy and once the virus is on the hard disk it will
infect every floppy that is placed in the disk drive. Therefore, making
this a highly contagious virus.
The virus activates itself on March 6, Michelangelo's
birthday. It will cause all the hard disk data to be destroyed, by reformatting
Therefore, we highly recommend full systems backup to be
performed before March 6. It is important to backup all data as well as your
programs. We will be available to assist you in backing up your
system, and removing the virus. Be sure to advise anyone whom you may have
spread the virus to.
If you have any questions at all concerning
this virus or any other virus please do not hesitate to contact us. The
damage which may be caused to your system could be staggering.