Il existe au moins deux versions du canular BUDDYLST.ZIP en circulation :
L´un d´entre eux est de la forme du message e-mail suivant :
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
Sinon, vous pouvez recevoir un e-mail similaire à ceci :
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!