Virus Profile: W32.MFG.Tassos@mm Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 6/4/2003
Date Added: 6/4/2003
Origin: Unknown
Length: 0
Type: Hoax
Subtype: -
DAT Required: N/A

Virus Characteristics


McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of a new email HOAX.

This email message is just a HOAX. There is no virus called W32.MFG.Tassos@mm and therefore also no 'removal tool' available.

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.


The 'Manual Detection and desinfection' as described within the hoax may harm your system!

  • '*.msc' files belong to the Microsoft Management Cosole.
  • NTDETECT.COM belongs to the operating system (NT/W2K/XP); when this file gets removed, the machine is unable to boot.

    Again, if you receive this email, delete it and DO NOT pass it on.

    McAfee AVERT


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