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Awareness Virus Hoax

Awareness Virus Hoax

Updated:
February 13, 2007



The text of this hoax, as currently circulated, reads:

CAUTION...NEW VIRUS! I just got this in from a reliable source. It seems that there is a virus out there called the Awareness Virus that even the most advanced programs from Norton cannot take care of, so be warned. Symptoms of the Awareness Virus include the following:
1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice.
2. Causes you to send blank e-mail.
3. Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person.
4. Causes you to send e-mail back to the person who sent it to you.
5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment.
6. Causes you to click on "SEND" before you've finished the
Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: George Koris