Last Updated: 17/10/2001 09:55
This hoax appeared in October 2001. It is classified as
a Hoax as it has a
number of the classic markers, and is based on many other similar hoaxes,
furthermore there is no substantiated claims of any such virus (at this time)
that has these features, or uses this name:
There's a new virus which was found recently
which will erase the
whole C drive. If you get a mail with the subject "Economic Slow Down
in US" please delete that mail right away. Otherwise it will erase the
whole C drive. As soon as you open it, it says "Your system will
restart now ...
Do you want to continue?". Even if you click on NO, your system will be
shut down and will never boot again. It already caused a major damage in the
US and few other parts of the world. The remedy for this has not yet been
Please make sure you have backed up any local
hard drive files
adequately - network, floppy, etc.
[NAI/McAfee] has not received any report of a user's hard drive being erased
by opening the email.
Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and please do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on these messages only serves to further propagate it.