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Very Cool Virus Hoax

Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:00:19 PM
Also Known As:
AIDS
Type:
Hoax

The Very Cool Virus is a hoax. The hoax message is similar to the following:

Virus Alert: AIDS
There is a virus out now being sent to people via email....it is call the A.I.D.S. VIRUS. It will destroy your memory, sound card & speakers, your hard drive and it will infect your mouse or pointing device....as well as your keyboards making what you type not able to register on the screen. It self terminates only after it eats 5MB of hard drive space & will delete all programs.
It will come via E-mail called "OPEN: VERY COOL! :)" Delete it immediately!!
It will basically render your computer useless. PASS THIS INFO ON QUICKLY & TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE!!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.
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