[New] Pictures of Family

Last Updated: 01/03/2001 05:57 PM

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

The hoax message includes the following "warning:"

    Subject: FW: VIRUS ALERT!!!!

     I got this this morning.  Just thought I'd share!  =)

     DO NOT OPEN "NEW PICTURES OF FAMILY" It is a virus that will
     erase  your whole "C" drive.  It will come to you in the form of an
     E-Mailfrom a familiar person. I repeat a friend sent it to me, but
     called and warned me before I opened it.

     He was not so lucky and now he cant even start his computer!

     Forward  this to everyone in your address book. I would rather
     receive this

     25 times than not at all.

     Also: Intel announced that a new and very destructive  virus was
     discovered recently.  If you receive an email  called "FAMILY
     PICTURES," do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes
     all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer. Your
       computer will not be able to boot up

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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