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    new virus alert – WTC Survivor

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    by sheryljatkins ·

    Hi

    I’ve just received another virus alert and wonder if anyone has had any contact with it, or heard anything more about it than I have.

    It reads:

    Dear All:

    DO NOT OPEN any emails with “WTC Survivor” as the subject.
    It isa virus that will erase your whole “C” drive.
    It will come to you in the form of an E-mail from a familiar person.

    Forward this to everyone in your address book.
    I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all.

    If you receive an email called “WTC Survivor” do not open it.
    Delete it right away!
    This virus removes all dynamic link libraries ( .dll files) from your computer.

    I don’t open files from anyone that I don’t know or expect anyway, but wondered if you had heard anything about this new one.

    Thanks
    Sheryl

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    • #3570991

      It is a hoax

      by lordinfidel ·

      In reply to new virus alert – WTC Survivor

      This is a hoax. Do not forward it to people.

      The purpose of hoax’s is to clog the e-mail system with junk e-mail. This is similar to a virus except it relies on manual forwarding.

      To confirm a hoax you can go to any of the AV vendors sites to confirm. Below is the link of this hoax from mcaffee

      http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99245&

      • #3570959

        Thanks

        by sheryljatkins ·

        In reply to It is a hoax

        Thanks

        That was what I was needing to know, and for exactly that reason. Far too many hoaxes around at the moment and don’t want to put people wrong or miss the real ones.

        Again thanks

    • #3547781

      WTC Survivor is a HOAX!

      by jluster ·

      In reply to new virus alert – WTC Survivor

      This is one of the millions of virus related hoaxes you’ll find on the ‘net. As a general tip, mailed virus warnings are mostly hoaxes, but to doublecheck go to McAfees website, enter the Virus name and get the scoop on it. For WTC Survivor, this is:

      http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99245&

      http://vil.mcafee.com/ will just take you to the search form.

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