Is the WTC Survivor a virus or a hoax?


I just received an email warning me about a new virus called WTC Survivor. WTC stands for World Trade Center. It claims to wipe out all your .dll files. Does this virus exist or is it a hoax?

Thank you.

Steve Douds


This question was answered on April 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


One way to find out if a warning is real or a hoax is to go to This website lists active hoaxes It also has a section that lists the current viruses based on trustworthy sites After researching your question, I found that the WTC is a hoax not an actual virus.

Thanks for your question

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Posted by Dawn of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 27, 2004