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Virus Profile: Missing Child Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 5/29/2000
Date Added: 6/9/2000
Origin: E-mail
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

This is a silly hoax which attempts to gain credibility by association. Disregard emails which match this description.

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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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Indication of Infection

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Methods of Infection

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Removal Instructions

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