Virus Profile: Let's Watch TV Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/8/2000
Date Added: 3/8/2000
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

The following is a copy of an email hoax message which may be circulating the Internet by concerned users who may be tricked into believing there is such a virus or trojan. Ignore this message and/or delete it. Do not forward this message on to others as it suggests.

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Subject: IBM OFFICIAL VIRUS WARNING

PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR.

If you receive an email titled "Lets watch TV" DO NOT OPEN IT.

It will erase everything on your hard drive. This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that "KALI" is a very dangerous virus, much worse than "Melissa," and that there is NO remedy for it at this time. Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible computers.

This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it.

Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book and please share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat may be stopped.

Please practice cautionary measures and tell anyone that may have access to your computer. Forward this warning to everyone that might access the Internet.
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Indication of Infection

Not applicable. This email hoax is not related to the existing known virus named "Kali-4".

Methods of Infection

Not applicable.

Removal Instructions

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

   

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