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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 12/1/1998
Date Added: 12/7/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

This is a forwarded email hoax that mentions a trojan payload for Christmas holiday however these details are unfounded in actual analysis of the file mentioned in the email message. Below is a copy of the email hoax message-

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Subject: FW: VIRUS ALERT!!!!
I have just received this - better safe than sorry......
TO ALL
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY OF THESE GAMES=
FROGAPULT.EXE ELFBOWL.EXE
(FROG GAME) & (ELF BOWLING GAME)
PLEASE CAN YOU DELETE THEM COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM AS THEY BOTH HAVE A DELAYED VIRUS ATTACHED TO THEM THAT WILL BE ACTIVATED ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL WIPE OUT YOUR SYSTEM. LET EVERYONE KNOW OF THIS.
THANKS
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Do not forward to others. AVERT has received copies of a file "ElfBowl" and checked the developer web site for details, here is a copy of the hoax confirmation web link: http://www.nstorm.com/virushoax.html

Removal Instructions

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