Virus Profile: America Online FlashNews Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 3/1/1999
Date Added: 1/22/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A

Virus Characteristics


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

Do not reply to this message as the email suggests. If you receive the message directly, forward a copy to the proper group for handling. A suggested address would be "abuse@" and the name of the domain the email was received from (i.e. "" if the address the message was received from was "").

Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email.

Again, if you receive this email delete it and DO NOT reply to it as the message suggests.



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