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Win A Holiday



This new variant of Win A Holiday (Please Help Poor Dog) was being circulated in April 1999.
It is a minor tweak of the original that appears after the new modified version. It is a HOAX so please don't forward it.

Win A Holiday (Please Help Poor Dog)
    Subject: Re: Virus Alert -Forwarded
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    If you receive an e-mail titled "PLEASE HELP POOR DOG.Win A Holiday"


    DO NOT open it. It will erase everything on your hard drive.

    Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft, please share it with everyone who might access the Internet.
Win A Holiday

This hoax was also bundled with the 'Returned or Unable to Deliver' hoax. It was sent to me by Carsten Menke carsten.menke@post.uni-bielefeld.de who received it from Dr. Susanne Timmermann, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois. It appears to be building on the 'Bill Gates' hoaxes.
    If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY"
    DO NOT open it. It will erase everything on your hard drive.


    Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft; please share it with everyone that might access the internet.

    Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in our address book so that this may be stopped.

    Also, do not open or even look at any mail that says "RETURNED
    OR UNABLE TO DELIVER"


    This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render them useless. Immediately delete any mail items that say this. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time. Please practice cautionary measures and forward this to all your online friends = ASAP.
There is no such virus and of course neither of these hoaxes originate from or are confirmed by having content or consent of Microsoft or AOL.

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.