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Virus Profile: Happy New Year Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 10/15/1998
Date Added: 12/7/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

The following message has been circulating in forwarded email messages and is not substantiated, but does contain misinformation and therefore is a hoax.

The hoax message includes the following text:

Warning on December 31, 1999 you may receive an email called, Happy New Year...do not open it, it contains a deadly virus...it will erase windows from your computer along with many other program files. Pass this on as soon as you can to get the WORD out!!!

This is not a hoax....this was reported on CNN on Tuesday the 2nd November 1999!

Removal Instructions

Ignore or delete this email and do not forward it to others.