For Consumer

Virus Profile: Multi-hoax

Threat Search
Print
   
Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 9/12/2000
Date Added: 9/14/2000
Origin: Email
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

This is a hoax which has been found circulating via email. It contains a multiple of known hoax listings combined in an effort to be "informative". The email is not accurate however some of the names listed below do actually match file names of known viruses or Trojans.

In the list below, we have placed a hyperlink to matching viruses or Trojans located in our Virus Information Library. Below is a copy of this manually forwarded hoax message:


---------------------- start of hoax content ----------------
Subject: VIRUS ALERT
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 10:10:54 +0900


PLEASE, SEND THIS INFORMATION TO VERY PERSON IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL THAT READS "UPGRADE INTERNET2" DO NOT OPEN IT,
AS IT CONTAINS AN EXECUTABLE NAMED "PERRI.EXE"
IT WILL ERASE ALL THE DATA IN YOUR HARD DIVE AND IT WILL STAY IN MEMORY.
EVERY TIME THAT YOU UPLOAD ANY DATA, IT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY
ERASED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR COMPUTER AGAIN.
THIS INFORMATION WAS PUBLISHED LAST THURSDAY, 10 AUGUST 2000
IN THE CNN WEB SITE. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS VIRUS.
TO THIS DATE, THERE IS NO KNOWN ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM
FOR THIS PARTICULAR VIRUS.
PLEASE, FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR FRIENDS,
SO THAT THEY WILL BE ON THE ALERT.
ALSO CHECK THE LIST BELOW, SENT BY IBM, WITH THE NAMES OF SOME
E-MAILS THAT, IF RECEIVED, SHOULD NOT BE OPENED AND MUST BE DELETED
IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN ATTACHED VIRUSES.

THE TITLES ARE :
1) buddy1st.exe
2) calcu18r.exe
3) deathpr.exe
4) einstein.exe
5) happ.exe
6) girls.exe
7) happy99.exe
8) japanese.exe
9) keypress.exe
10)kitty.exe
11)monday.exe
12)teletubb.exe
13)The Phantom menace
14)prettypark.exe
15)UP-GRADE INTERNET2
16)perrin.exe
17)I love you
18)
celcom Screen Saver o CELSAVER.EXE
19)Win a Holiday (e-mail)
20)JOIN THE CREW O PENPALS

ONCE AGAIN, DO NOT OPEN THESE E-MAILS AND
PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR
FRIENDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
---------------------- end of hoax content ----------------

Indication of Infection

Not applicable - hoax email message.

Methods of Infection

Not applicable - hoax email message.
   

PC Infected? Get Expert Help

McAfee
Virus Removal Service

Connect to one of our Security Experts by phone. Have your PC fixed remotely - while you watch!

$89.95