Is the WTC Survivor a virus or a hoax?

Question

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

Answer

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

Steve,

One way to find out if a warning is real or a hoax is to go to Hoaxbusters.org 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