Celcom Screen Saver

Category: Virus hoax Discovered On: 01 Jan 2000
Type: hoax Updated On: 08 Jun 2006

Description

There are two common versions of this hoax in circulation

The latest version of the hoax reads:

Name of Virus : "CELLSAVER.EXE" Do not open any mail with the above heading. It has already affected 3 PC's in the IBM office. There is actually a virus software attached to it and it can't be detected. This screensaver is very cool. It shows a NOKIA handphone, with time and messages. After it is activated, the PC cannot boot up at all. It goes very, very slow. It even destroys your hard disk. Please do not use the program. Delete it as soon as possible.

Please be careful and sent this to as many people as possible, so maybe these new viruses can be eliminated. Be extra careful!!

The earlier version of the hoax says:

BEWARE - VIRUS SOFTWARE IN THE FORM CELCOM SCREEN SAVER

Dear All, Pls be caution, If you receive any CELCOM Screen Saver. Pls do not install it !!!!!! It is actually a virus software attached to it. It can't be detected. This screensaver is very cool. It shows a NOKIA handphone, with time and messages. After it activated, the pc cannot boot up at all. It goes very very slow. It even destroy your hard disk. Have to reinstall everything again........ Pls do not use the program. Delete it as soon as possible. Even in your e-mails....... By the way, the filename is CELLSAVER.EXE

At the time of writing, there is no known virus or Trojan Horse which masquerades as a CELCOM screensaver. However, users should always be very cautious when downloading or using executables of unknown origin.

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