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Re: New Viruses


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 21:31:24 PDT

Judie wrote:
> Forwarded from a friend:
> > > Please read and forward to everyone you know......

This is a hoax. Here's the scoop from SARC's hoax page

> Family Pictures
> Reported on: February 14, 2001
> Last Updated on: September 10, 2001 at 11:32:54 AM PDT
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> Tell a Friend
> The following email message is a hoax, and is not a real virus. The
message should be ignored.
> Also Known As: New Pictures, New Family Pictures
> Type: Hoax
> Technical description:
> 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-Mail from a familiar person.
> I repeat a friend sent it to me, but called & 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 hoax and do not pass on
messages. Passing on
> messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.