Here is the text of the hoax:
Someone is sending out a virus called the Hooming G-Gnome.
If you download it, you will lose everything!
Your hard drive will crash and someone from the Internet will get
your screen name and password!
It takes 20 years to read, even fast,
DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
It just went into circulation yesterday, as far as we know.
Please DISTRIBUTE this message.
This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about
This information was announced yesterday morning from MICROSOT.
Please share it with everyone that might excess the Internet.
Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in your address book so that this may be stopped. AOL
has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time.