Usenet newsgroups. If viewed in some newsreaders, the script displayed the
** WARNING ** VirusScan has detected the
ALT.MAG.PLAYBOY virus on your hard drive. If you have recently opened an email
or newsgroup message and see this alert your system is infected.
The message pretends to be from an anti-virus product, and may
fool some users into believing it is a genuine anti-virus warning.
The code is not viral, and does not replicate.