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Virus Profile: Nokia Screensaver hoax

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Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/1/1999
Date Added: 8/18/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

NAI Labs AVERT would like to inform you of a new email HOAX.

This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no other message that the user will receive about the HOAX as the initial email states. AVERT has not received any report of a user's hard drive being erased for opening the email.

We are advising users who receive the email to delete it and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email.

If you receive any CELCOM Screen Saver Pls. do not install it!!!!!!
This screensaver is very cool. It shows a NOKIA handphone, with time messages.
Ater it is activated, the PC cannot boot up at all. It goes very slow.
It destroys your hard disk. The filename is CELLSAVER.EXE