Valentine's Greetings

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


Here is the text of the hoax:

If anyone receives mail entitled: VALENTINE'S GREETINGS! please delete it WITHOUT reading it. This is a warning for all internet users - there is a dangerous virus propogating across the internet through an e-mail message entitled "VALENTINE'S GREETINGS!". DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY MESSAGE ENTITLED "VALENTINE'S GREETINGS!"

This message appears to be a letter informing you about valentine day internet greetings but by the time you read this letter, it is too late. The "trojan horse" virus will have already infected the boot sector of your hard drive, destroying all of the data present. It is a self-replicating virus, and once the message is read, it will AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone who's e-mail address is present in YOUR mailbox!

This virus will DESTROY your hard drive, and holds the potential to DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your inbox, and who's mail isin their inbox, and so on. If this virus remains unchecked, it has the potntial to do a great deal of DAMAGE to computer networks worldwide!!!!

Please, delete the message entitled "VALENTINE'S GREETINGS!" as soon as you see it! And pass this message along to all of your friends and relatives, and the other readers of the newsgroups and mailing lists which you are on, so that they are not hurt by this dangerous virus!!!!

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