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Virus Profile: Your friend D@fit

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/19/2000
Date Added: 3/22/2000
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

This a hoax which has been forwarded via email message, and also references AVERT in an effort to gain credibility. There are at least two different versions of this hoax with the word "D@fit" being replaced by "scoutshacker".

The message below is a copy of this hoax and should be ignored or deleted.

------copy of hoax message-------

> Onderwerp: VIRUS!!!!!!
> Als je een e-mail ontvangt met als onderwerp "Your friend D@fit"
> moet je hem NIET openen. Je harde schijf wordt dan meteen gewist. Stuur dit
> mailbericht naar zoveel mogelijk mensen. Het is een nieuw, zeer kwaardaardig
> virus. Deze informatie werd bekendgemaakt door McAfee.
> Deel dit nieuws met iedereen in je adresboek, zodat de verspreiding van het
> virus kan worden stopgezet. Het is een zeer GEVAARLIJK virus en wordt
> op dit moment door nog geen enkel antivirusprogramma herkend. Dus niet
> openen !!!
> Service Centre Netforce and McAfee Netherlands
------end copy of hoax message-------

------copy of hoax message translated in English---

Subject: VIRUS!!!!!
If you receive an e-mail with the subject "Your friend D@fit"
then you shouldn't open it. Your harddisk will be deleted instantly. Send this e-mail message to as many people as possible. It's a new, very malicious virus. This information was announced by McAfee.
Share this news with everybody in your addressbook, so that the spread of the virus can be stopped.
It's a very DANGEROUS virus and is currently not detected by any antivirusprogram. So don't open!!!
Service Centre Netforce and McAfee Netherlands
------end copy of hoax message-------

Indication of Infection

Not applicable.

Methods of Infection

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Removal Instructions

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

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