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Hoaxes

Symantec Security Response uncovers hoaxes on a regular basis. These hoaxes usually arrive in the form of an email. Please disregard the hoax emails - they contain bogus warnings usually intent only on frightening or misleading users. The best course of action is to merely delete these hoax emails. Please refer to this page whenever you receive what appears to be a bogus message regarding a new virus, or promotion that sounds too good to be true.
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NameDiscovered
"Hello Dear" Hoax
$800 from Microsoft Hoax
AIDS Virus Hoax
Antichrist Hoax
AOL and Intel Hoax
AOL RIOT 2 Virus Hoax
AOL Year 2000 Update Hoax
AOL.EXE Hoax
AOL4Free Virus Hoax
Awareness Virus Hoax
Baby New Year Virus Hoax
Badtimes Hoax
Be Spooked Hoax
BestBuy Order Fraud Alert Hoax
Bicho7 Hoax
Big Brother Hoax
Blue Mountain Virus Hoax
Blueballs Are Underrated Virus Hoax
BUGGLST Hoax
California IBM Hoax
CellSaver Virus Hoax
Coke.exe hoax
Dana virus hoax
Dear Friends Hoax
Desi1love Hoax
Despite Virus Hoax
Discount Virus Hoax
DR.SIMON.WAJNTRAUBWS Hoax
Economic Slow Down Hoax
Ericsson Free Phone Hoax
EVIL THE CAT Virus Hoax
FatCat Virus Hoax
February 1 Hoax
Flower for You Hoax
Forward Hoax
FREE M & M's Hoax
Free Pizza Virus Hoax
FROGAPULT, ELFBOWL, Y2KGAME Virus Hoax
Gamma2.exe Hoax
GAP Email Tracking Hoax
Gift from Microsoft Hoax
Goldbear Virus Hoax
Google Trojan Hoax
Got You Hoax
Guts to Say Jesus Hoax
Hacky Birthday Virus Hoax
Hairy Palms Virus Hoax
Halloween Virus Hoax
Happy New Year Virus Hoax
Help Poor Dog Virus Hoax
Hitler Virus Hoax
How to Give a Cat a Colonic Hoax
INFILTER Virus Hoax
Iraq War Hoax
Irish Virus hoax
Jan1st20.exe Virus Hoax
Jdbgmgr.exe file hoax
John Kennedy Jr Trojan Hoax
Kleneu66 Hoax
Launch Nuclear Strike Now Hoax
Life is Beautiful Hoax
Londhouse Virus Hoax
Lotus Notes Worm Hoax
Lump of Coal Virus Hoax
Matrix Virus Hoax
Mobile Phone Virus Hoax
MSN Messenger add a contact Hoax
NASTYFRIEND99 Virus Hoax
NEWYORK BIG DIRT Hoax
Norman Virus Hoax
Olympic Torch Hoax
Osama vs Bush Hoax
Pandemic Computer Virus Hoax
Perrin.exe Virus Hoax
Phantom Menace Hoax
Pluperfect Virus Hoax
Postal Service Email Charge Hoax
Sandman hoax
SARC Virus Test Hoax
Scoutshacker Hoax
South Park News Letter Hoax
Symantec ASDL Virus Hoax
T-Virus Hoax
The New Ice Age Hoax
Tuxissa Virus Hoax
Upgrade Internet 2 Hoax
Very Cool Virus Hoax
Virtual Card Virus Hoax
W2sync virus hoax
W32-PrPlCrcl-G Virus Hoax
W32.MFG.Tassos@mm Hoax
W32.XPExp.Worm Hoax
Wait 48 hours hoax
Watching hoax
WAZ UP Hoax
Windows will Fail on Jan 1 Hoax
Wobbler Hoax
Wooden Horse Hoax
WordScribe Virus Hoax
Work Virus Hoax
World Domination Hoax
WTC Survivor Hoax
Y2K7 Virus Hoax
YIM Hard drive killer Hoax
Your Screen Name Hoax
ZZ331 Virus Hoax
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2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Vol 19