Virus Hoax! Reformat Hoax message...
This question was answered on August 25, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Here is a new hoax e-mail that is circulating the Internet according to NAI.com:
This is a hoax which is often sent with varying subject lines however the context remains the same Ignore or delete email messages which match this pattern or description; note in the subject line below, the text has been replaced by "*****" as to generalize this description:
---------start hoax message------------
Subject: FW: IMPORTANT, URGENT - **********
IMPORTANT, URGENT - ALL SEEING EYE VIRUS !
PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR
If you receive an email titled "*********" DO NOT OPEN IT !
It will erase everything on your hard drive This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM, FBI and Microsoft states that this is a very dangerous and malicious virus, much worse than the "I Love You," virus and that there is NO remedy for at this time
Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents on the hard drive It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer It destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible computers
This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book and please share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat may be stopped Please practice cautionary measures and tell anyone that may have access to your computer Forward this warning to everyone that might access the Internet
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on August 25, 2000