Category: Virus hoax Discovered On: 01 Jan 2000
Type: hoaxUpdated On: 08 Jun 2006


There are at least two versions of the BUDDYLST.ZIP hoax in circulation:

One is in the form of an email message like:

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

Alternatively you may receive an email similar to:

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!

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