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Last Updated: 30/01/2001 03:29 PM


The following 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:"

    Pass this on to anyone for whom you have an email address.... If you receive an email titled? "Forward", DO NOT OPEN IT. It will erase everything on your hard drive. This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that "forward" is a very dangerous virus, much worse than "Melissa" and that there is NO remedy for it at this time. Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat function from Norton Utilites causing it to completely erase all documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible computers. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it...Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book and please share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat might be stopped. forward this warning to everyone that might access it on the internet.
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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