|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
Win A Holiday (Please Help Poor Dog)
Subject: Re: Virus Alert -ForwardedWin A Holiday
If you receive
an e-mail titled "PLEASE HELP POOR DOG.Win A Holiday"
NOT open it. It will erase everything on your hard
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
This hoax was also
bundled with the 'Returned or Unable to Deliver' hoax. It was sent to me
by Carsten Menke email@example.com 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" 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.
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 =
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.