Virus Profile: Milk Carton Bug

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 5/30/2000
Date Added: 5/30/2000
Origin: Email
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

The following is a hoax email message and should be ignored or deleted:

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Subject: VIRUS WARNING-Re: FW: Missing Child -

Look at this before downloading.

The Associated Press Santa Clara Network Associates, the manufacturer of McAfee Inc anti-virus products, reports a new and sinister virus in the wake of the I Love You bug. This Trojan horse infects computers when the user downloads an image of an allegedly lost child in response to the pathetic requests of her "parents." The computer is devastated as a result and will only display images of milk cartons. The virus has been named the "milk carton bug."
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The above email is a hoax and should be ignored or deleted.

Indication of Infection

The above email is a hoax and should be ignored or deleted.

Methods of Infection

The above email is a hoax and should be ignored or deleted.

Removal Instructions

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

   

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