Virus Profile: W32.Torch hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 10/21/2003
Date Added: 10/23/2003
Origin: Brazil
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: -
DAT Required: N/A

Virus Characteristics


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

This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no virus that affects computer hardware as the email states. AVERT has not received any report of a user's hard drive being destroyed as the email describes.

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.

(Portuguese version)

(English version)

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


Removal Instructions

Ignore or delete this email and do not forward it to others.

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