This hoax was started as a joke sent to the "Joke-A-Day" mailing list in June 2001. A few on the mailing list members thought is was 'real' and not a joke (as was intended) and they forwarded on.

The hoax/joke message appears below:

Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.

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