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 !!!