Elf Bowling virus hoax.



The hoax claims that an Elf Bowling game (known as ELFBOWL.EXE) or a Frog catapulting game (known as FROGAPULT.EXE or FROGPULT.EXE) or Y2KGame (Y2KGAME.EXE) are infected with a virus.

 
Original version:

TO ALL

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY OF THESE GAMES = FROGAPULT.EXE ELFBOWL.EXE (FROG GAME) & (ELF BOWLING GAME)

PLEASE CAN YOU DELETE THEM COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM AS THEY BOTH HAVE A DELAYED VIRUS ATTACHED TO THEM THAT WILL BE ACTIVATED ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL WIPE OUT YOUR SYSTEM.
LET EVERYONE KNOW OF THIS.


Another variant:


If anyone has sent you, a game called "elfbowl.exe" (cool> game, tenpin bowling with little elves as pins), it apparently has a virus that will be activated on December 25th. Either take a risk, or delete before then.



Here's the CRC values for the known clean versions:

Users can confirm if the programs are clean by comparing the following file sizes and CRC-32 information (using PKZIP):

  • FROGPULT.EXE, CRC32: e0b827fa, SIZE: 1021952 bytes
  • ELFBOWL.EXE, CRC32: ae35e713, SIZE: 1130496 bytes
  • Y2KGAME.EXE, CRC32: 80a08aeb, SIZE: 1830612 bytes


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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