BUDDYLST.ZIP

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:33:58 AM
Also Known As: Budweiser
Type: Hoax



Updated: February 13, 2007 11:33:58 AM
Also Known As: Budweiser
Type: Hoax


BUDDYLST.ZIP is not a virus; it is a hoax.

Several variants of this hoax are as follows:

Dutch

Dit bericht is vandaag bij ons binnengekomen:

GRAAG ONMIDDELLIJK LEZEN EN DOORSTUREN NAAR IEDEREEN DIE JE >KENT!!!!!!!
Iemand zendt een heel leuke screensaver van The Budweiser Frogs. Als je het download, ben je alles kwijt?
Je harde schijf zal crashen en iemand van het Internet neemt jouw naam en password over!!
JE MAG HET ONDER GEEN ENKEL BEDING DOWNLOADEN !!!
Het is nog maar pas in circulatie van dinsdag. Het is een nieuw en heel gemeen virus waarvan weinig mensen op de hoogte zijn. Deze gegevens werden dinsdagmorgen door Microsoft vrijgegeven. Nogmaals, stuur het aan iedereen in jouw adresboek door zodat dit kan gestopt worden!!!
AOL zegt dat het een heel gevaarlijk virus is waartegen momenteel geen remedie is. Dit is heel belangrijk. Zend het door!!!!!!

English

  • Version 1
    Yesterday a friend of mine called and told me about something that happened to him. He opened his E-mail and this BUDDYLST.ZIP was there. When he opened it his computer crashed and when he tried to re-boot he had lost everything! It was a Virus that os being passed around...........BEWARE!
    Please forward to as many people as you can so no one will get hurt. These people need to be stopped. Don't download anything form "buddylst.zip" or you will lose all your files.
  • Version 2
    A computer virus is going around! It is called BUDDYLST.ZIP! Do not download or some jerk from the internet will get your screen name and password! Please send this to any names you can think of and remember never download BUDDYLST.ZIP
  • Version 3
    VIRUS ALERT
    Someone is sending out a very desirable screen-saver, the Budweiser Frogs - "BUDDYLST.ZIP". If you download it, you will lose everything!!! Your hard drive will crash and someone from the Internet will get your screen name and password!
    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!
    IT JUST WENT INTO circulation yesterday, as far as we know. Please distribute/inform this message.
    This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft. Please share it with everyone that might access the Internet. Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in your address book so at this may be stopped.
    Also do not open or even look at any mail that says "RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER". This virus will attach itself to your computer components and render them useless. Immediately delete mail=A0 items that say this. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time. Please practice cautionary measures and forward this to all you on-line friends ASAP.
  • Version 4
    I have received a warning from a v.reliable source regarding an EVIL new virus.
    PLEASE NOTE:
    You may receive an Email from an apparently harmless Budweiser screen saver, entitled BUDDYLST.SIP
    If you do, DO NOT OPEN IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
    Once opened, you will lose EVERYTHING on your PC. Your hard disk will be completely destroyed and the person who sent you the message will have access to your name and password via the Internet. As far as we know this virus was circulated yesterday morning. It's a brand new virus and extremely dangerous.
    Please copy this information and Email it to everyone in your address book. We need to do all we can to block this virus. AOL, Demon and now BT Internet have confirmed how dangerous it is and there is no Anti-Virus program as yet capable of destroying it. Please take all necessary precautions and pass this information on to your friends, acquaintances and work colleagues.

German

Bitte weiterleiten, an alle Personen die Sie kennen und Internet-Zugang
haben.

Vielleicht erhalten Sie per Mail einen Bildschirmschoner 'Budweiser'in einer Datei 'buddylyst.zip'. AUF KEINEN FALL ÖFFNEN!!!!!!!!!!
Gleich löschen. Wenn Sie diese Datei entpacken, verlieren Sie alle Daten auf Ihrem Computer, die Festplatte wird komplett zerstört und die Person, die Ihnen
diese E-mail geschickt hat, erhält Zugang zu Ihrem Internet-Namen und Passwort. Dieser Virus ist seit gestern im Umlauf und sehr gefährlich.
Mailen Sie an alle Personen aus Ihrem Adressbuch diese Warnung. AOL hat bestätigt, dass er sehr gefährlich ist und dass noch kein Antivirenprogramm existiert, das ihn zerstören könnte.
Bitte leiten Sie diese email weiter an Ihre Kollegen, Bekannte, Freunde.


Spanish

This particular Spanish version is similar to the English language Version 3.

IMPORTANTE.
Alguien está enviando un protector de pantallas con las ranas de Budweiser muy bonito. Si lo bajas, lo perderás todo! El disco duro se
estropeará y alguien desde Internet te quitará tu usuario y contraseña de pantalla¡¡¡
BAJO NINGÚN CONCEPTO ES ACONSEJABLE BAJARLO!!!
Empezó a circular ayer.
Por favor, distribuye este mensaje. Es un virus nuevo y perverso del que muy poca gente ha oído hablar. Esta información fue difundida por
Microsoft ayer por la mañana Por favor, compártela con todos aquello que conozcas y
que naveguen por la red. Una vez mas, reenvía este mensaje a TODAS las personas de tu libreta de direcciones para intentar frenar su expansión.American On Line ha dicho que se trata de un virus muy peligroso y que no hay remedio por el momento.
¡¡¡ESTO ES MUY SERIO, POR FAVOR..INFORMA A TUS AMIGOS !!!.....

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.