Despite Virus


The DESPITE Hoax is not a virus. It is a hoax. The "virus" does not exist. There is currently no virus that has the characteristics ascribed to this HOAX. It is a sham, meant only to panic new or inexperienced computer users.

The hoax message includes the following "warning:"

    !!!!!This is not SPAM or joke!!!!!
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    Hi from Ukraine.
    When you receive this message, all computers in your network is already infected by DESPITE-virus.
    11th of October, 1999, data in the all databases will be lost.
    For disinfect you need to use only STARIONI disinfector.
    1. Send to data@aip.mk.ua your valid e-mail address with subject "DESPITE".
    2. Send US$24.99 to the following bank account.
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    Bank account:
    BENEFICIARY: NIKOLAEV BRANCH CB "PRIVATBANK"
    BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: 27 FRUNZE STR., NIKOLAEV UKRAINE
    ACCOUNT: 3901 9 004017 003

    BANK OF BENEFICIARY: COMMERCIAL BANK "PRIVATBANK"
    ADDRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY'S BANK: DNEPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE
    SWIFT: PBAN UA 2X
    CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 890-0085-754

    INTERMEDIARY BANK: THE BANK OF NEY YORK
    ADDRESS OF THE INTERMEDIARY BANK: Eastern Europe Division
    One Wall St., 9-th Floor
    New York, N.Y., 10286, USA
    SWIFT: IRVT US 3N

    DETAILS OF PAYMENTS: IN FAVOUR acc.26206791707001/875
    RACHKOVAN VADIM
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    After receiving your bank transaction, the STARIONI disinfector in self-extract archive starioni.exe"(74.648 bytes) will have
    been deliver to your mailbox immediately.

    Copyright (c)1999 SILF Group.

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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