Just got an e-mail from a newsgroup I belong to saying that they have been infected with the Happy99.exe virus; they provided an URL where there is a procedure to eliminate said virus. Just thought I’d pass the info along to interested Dopers.


P.S.: You can also use the GO search engine at the bottom of that page (or go straight to it: http://www.go.com for additional info.

I use a program called Newsbot that retrieves files from newsgroups- I’ve received the Happy99.exe file many times as a result. Never ran it though- thanks for the link.

On this same thread I posted in “General Questions”, TubaDiva has since contributed the following URL


and Louie, this one:

housecall.antivirus.com .

Thanks to both, on behalf of the Teeming Millions.

Always here to help.