Multi-hoax is out and about! (9/14/00)

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Multi-Hoax on the loose!

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This question was answered on September 15, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Be on the lookout for this latest hoax which has been found circulating via email It contains a multiple of known hoax listings combined in an effort to be "informative"

THIS MESSAGE IS A HOAX AND SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED TO OTHERS! PLEASE HELP FIGHT THE INSANITY OF HOAX MESSAGES BY REPLYING TO ANYONE THAT SENDS YOU THIS MESSAGE AND LETTING THEM KNOW TO STOP SPREADING THE HOAX!

Below is a copy of the message that may soon appear in an e-mail box near you:

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Subject: VIRUS ALERT

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 10:10:54 0900

PLEASE, SEND THIS INFORMATION TO VERY PERSON IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK

IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL THAT READS "UPGRADE INTERNET2" DO NOT OPEN IT,

AS IT CONTAINS AN EXECUTABLE NAMED "PERRI.EXE"

IT WILL ERASE ALL THE DATA IN YOUR HARD DIVE AND IT WILL STAY IN MEMORY

EVERY TIME THAT YOU UPLOAD ANY DATA, IT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY

ERASED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR COMPUTER AGAIN

THIS INFORMATION WAS PUBLISHED LAST THURSDAY, 10 AUGUST 2000

IN THE CNN WEB SITE THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS VIRUS

TO THIS DATE, THERE IS NO KNOWN ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM

FOR THIS PARTICULAR VIRUS

PLEASE, FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR FRIENDS,

SO THAT THEY WILL BE ON THE ALERT

ALSO CHECK THE LIST BELOW, SENT BY IBM, WITH THE NAMES OF SOME

E-MAILS THAT, IF RECEIVED, SHOULD NOT BE OPENED AND MUST BE DELETED

IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN ATTACHED VIRUSES

THE TITLES ARE :

1) buddy1st.exe

2) calcu18r.exe

3) deathpr.exe

4) einstein.exe

5) happ.exe

6) girls.exe

7) happy99.exe

8) japanese.exe

9) keypress.exe

10)kitty.exe

11)monday.exe

12)teletubb.exe

13)The Phantom menace

14)prettypark.exe

15)UP-GRADE INTERNET2

16)perrin.exe

17)I love you

18)celcom Screen Saver o CELSAVER.EXE

19)Win a Holiday (e-mail)

20)JOIN THE CREW O PENPALS

ONCE AGAIN, DO NOT OPEN THESE E-MAILS AND

PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR

FRIENDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 15, 2000