Updated: February 13, 2007 11:52:50 AM
The Hitler Virus is a Hoax.
Sample of hoax message:
Heads up everybody. I appears that the Hitler virus is on the loose. The Hitler virus doesn't crash your system or wipe out your hard drive. No, it takes over your computer and sets out to conquer the world -- starting with you! Yes, the Hitler virus is designed to bend you to its aims. It will use your PC as a power base to enslave you and put you to work duplicating the Hitler virus on your neighbor's PC. The Hitler virus will not harm you until you are no longer necessary to it's goals. Your life will be a living hell once your PC is infected. Your PC will first access the Hitler virus web site and download a gigabyte of support files. You say you don't have a gigabyte of free space? Hah! You'll be marching down to the store to buy a new hard drive! Once the gigabyte of support files are downloaded, your PC will be playing a lot of milaristic music and it will be shouting orders at you. And if you try to leave the house against orders, your PC will phone the police and have you arrested. I bet you're thinking that you will never become the stooge of your PC. Hah again! The Hitler is unprincipled in the extreme. It will grab your bank balance and your nest egg and every other asset it can lay its electronic hands on. When your PC shows you what it's got and what it can do to you, you'll march. Yeah, you'll march and you'll follow and your PC will lead. You think the Michelangelo virus was bad? What did the Michelangelo virus ever do to you? Sure it downloaded all that pornography from the same sex newsgroup. But the Hitler virus is _mean_ and I do mean _mean_. I hope your PC isn't infected. Because the only way to remove the Hitler virus is to bomb your house into rubble...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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Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura