Es sind mindestens zwei Versionen des Hoaxes BUDDYLST.ZIP in Umlauf:
Eine Version erscheint in einer E-Mail mit folgendem Text:
A computer virus is going around! It is called BUDDYLST.ZIP! Do not
download or some jerk from the Internet will get your screen name and
password! Please send this to any names you can think of and remember
never download BUDDYLST.ZIP
Anwender können auch eine E-Mail mit einem ähnlichen Text wie dem folgenden erhalten:
Yesterday a friend of mine called and told me about something that
happened to him. He opened his E-mail and this BUDDYLST.ZIP was there.
When he opened it his computer crashed and when he tried to re-boot he had
lost everything! It was a Virus that was being passed around...BEWARE!