Virus Profile: Win a Holiday Email 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 was passed around.


VIRUS WARNING !!!!!!

If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY" DO NOT open it. It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft; please share it with everyone that might access the internet. Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in your address book so that this may be stopped.

Also, do not open or even look at any mail 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 say this. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time. Please practice cautionary measures and forward this to all your online friends ASAP.


Indication of Infection

Not applicable - delete messages matching this description.

Methods of Infection

Not applicable - delete messages matching this description.

Removal Instructions

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

   

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