AltaVista

Categoria: Virus hoax Scoperto il: 01 gen 2000
Tipo: hoax Aggiornato il: 08 giu 2006

Descrizione

The AltaVista virus scare first appeared in July 1998. Part of the email reads:

Today interfax press agency I've just got news which are very important if you use Altavista search engine. The computers which control Altavistas files has got virus infection.The virus has got the name "Londhouse" and it's very dangerous.So don't use the Altavista because it's a very big possibility that you get virus infection to your own computer. You have to understand how big risk this is to everybody who use the internet. Please, warn your friends about this risk.

This is another crude attempt to cause concern among computer users and create unnecessary Internet traffic - at the time of writing there is no known virus called "Londhouse", and it is also not possible to become infected with a virus simply by using an Internet search engine.

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