Ce canular, qui semble avoir été lancé sous la forme d'une farce, a réellement inquiété certains utilisateurs. Son texte est le suivant :
This virus warning is genuine.
There is a new virus going around, called "work." If you receive any sort
of "work" at all, whether via email, internet or simply handed to you by a
colleague...DO NOT OPEN IT.
This has been circulating around our building for months and those who
have been tempted to open "work" or even look at "work" have found that
their social life is deleted and their brain ceases to function properly.
If you do encounter "work" via email or are faced with any "work" at all,
then to purge the virus, send an email to your boss with the words "I've
had enough of your crap... I'm off to the pub." The "work" should
automatically be forgotten by your brain. If you receive "work" in
paper-document form, simply lift the document and drag the "work" to your
garbage can. Put on your hat and coat and skip to the nearest bar with two
friends and order three pints of beer (or rum punch). After repeating this
action 14 times, you will find that "work" will no longer be of any
relevance to you and that "Scooby Doo" was the greatest cartoon ever.
Send this message to everyone in your address book. If you do NOT have
anyone in your address book, then I'm afraid the "work" virus has already
corrupted your life.