Hairy Palms Virus Hoax

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:57:13 AM
Type: Hoax

Technical Description

Hairy Palms" is not a virus; it is a hoax. There is currently no virus that has the characteristics ascribed to "Hairy Palms."

The message includes the following "warning," which was first posted to an Internet newsgroup (USENET) on October 12, 1997:

Judging from the site this program came from, it looks to me like the author is a HACKER. And installing this so called "adult animation demo" program for your pilot pretty much proves it.This program will kill your hotsync. Then when you press reset, your PALMPILOT title screen will flash on and off in a loop. Meaning you're pilot's RAM is fried, and you need to do a hard reset, loosing everything.Luckily because of the products i produce for the pilot, i'm used to this happening. So i can reload and recover with 0 dataloss in under 10 minutes. But others may not be as prepared as i am. so DO NOT load this in your pilot.I actually tried to hotsync this program in a 2nd time just to confirm, and yes it killed my pilot a 2nd time. DO NOTDOWNLOAD AND LOAD HAIRY PALMS into your pilot. It's a 'crash pilot virus'.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.