Virus Profile: UNABLE TO DELIVER hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/1/1999
Date Added: 1/26/2000
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

This is NOT an actual virus. Below is a copy of the actual text which is being passed around.

There is a new virus going around in the last couple of days!!! DO NOT open or even look at any mail that you get that says: "Returned or Unable to Deliver" . The virus will attach itself to your computer components and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items that says this. AOL has indicated said this is a very dangerous virus, and there is NO remedy for it at this time, Please Be Careful, and forward to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P. Please do not open up any mail that has this title. It will erase your whole hard drive. This is a new e-mail virus and not a lot of people know about it, just let everyone know, so they won't be a victim. Please forward this e-mail to your friends!!!

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There is a new virus going around in the last couple of days!!! DO NOT open or even look at any mail that you get that says: "Returned or Unable to Deliver" This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items that says this. AOL has said this is a very dangerous virus, and there is NO remedy for it at this time, Please Be Careful, And forward to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P. Please ignore and delete this message.

Delete any "RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER" e-mail message and DO NOT forward it to anyone. You will only propagate the hoax.

Indication of Infection

No applicable - hoax email message.

Methods of Infection

No applicable - hoax email message.

Removal Instructions

Users should either ignore or delete messages received matching this description.

   

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