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Virus Profile: AIDS Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/1/1999
Date Added: 1/20/2000
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of an 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 hardware being damaged by receiving 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.

Again, if you receive this email delete it and DO NOT pass it on.

McAfee AVERT

Indication of Infection

Not applicable - ignore or delete messages matching this description.

Methods of Infection

Not applicable - ignore or delete messages matching this description.

Removal Instructions

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