Virus Profile: Girl Thing hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 8/8/2000
Date Added: 8/10/2000
Origin: Netherlands
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A

Virus Characteristics

There's a Dutch language hoax going around named "Girl Thing", below is a copy of the hoax, please ignore it, delete it, don't pass it on.

-------------start of hoax message--------------------------------- Wanneer u een E-mail binnenkrijgt met de naam "GIRL THING" open dit aub niet!!!! Dit bericht bevat het virus "GIRL THING".Deze informatie is vandaag bij HP Nederland binnengekomen. Dit virus is nog erger dan het I LOVE YOU en MELISSA virus en er is momenteel nog geen oplossing voor dit virus, het zal de hele wereld op zijn kop zetten.Het is gemaakt te werken via Netscape navigator en Microsoft Internet Explorer,Macintosh en IBM compatible computers.Niet veel mensen weten nog van dit virus, dus zend deze mail aan zo veel mogelijk vrienden, kennissen, relaties en klanten. STUUR DUS DOOR, DIT IS HEEL BELANGRIJK!!!!
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Below follows an English translation of the hoax:

-------------start of hoax message--------------------------------- When you receive an E-mail named "GIRL THING" please don't open it up!!!! This message contains the "GIRL THING" virus. This information was received today at HP Netherlands. This virus is even worse then the I LOVE YOU and MELISSA viruses and right now there's no solution yet for this virus, it will become a worlwide problem. It is designed to work with Netscape navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Macintosh and IBM compatible computers. Not many people know about this virus, so forward this e-mail to as many possible friends, contacts and clients. SO SEND ALONG, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
------------end of hoax message-----------------------------------

Removal Instructions

Users should either ignore or delete messages received matching this description.


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