I really like you

Categoria: Virus hoax Scoperto il: 16 ago 2004
Tipo: hoax Aggiornato il: 08 giu 2006

Descrizione

The "I really like you" virus hoax was first seen in August 2004.

Although it is perfectly possible that a virus could, in the future, spread itself with the subject line "I really like you" it is not advisable to forward warnings like this around the internet as it wastes bandwidth and raises unnecessary panic.

The hoax, like many other hoaxes, claims that no anti-virus product can detect the virus. In this case it claims that the virus is "of the type B-41.a". This appears to be a deliberate attempt to use a scientific-sounding phrase to try and give the warning more credibility. No such virus type exists.

The text of the hoax reads as follows:

A new virus is spreading on internet! The reason why we are writing this to you is because we can not stop it !!!

This virus comes on an email called "I really like you"

But please dont open it !  because as soon as you open the e-mail it destroys the hardware on your Computer!

No antivirus programm will ever detect it, because its a virus of the type B-41.a

WRITE THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE HIS/HER COMPUTER !!!

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