Virus Profile: Blueman hoax

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Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/23/2000
Date Added: 3/24/2000
Origin: Netherlands
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.

There is not a virus named "Blueman". This hoax attempts to gain credibility by "quoting" someone from McAfee.com. The reference to this employee is also fake as this person does not exist.

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. It is important to note that all virus inquiries can be verified by searching for information on the Virus Information Library. If there is a virus, trojan or Internet worm which requires an alert to the general public, you will more than likely find it listed either in the main library or in the Virus Alerts page.

Methods of Infection

Not applicable.

Removal Instructions

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

   

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