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Happy New Year Virus Hoax

Happy New Year Virus Hoax

Updated:
February 13, 2007



The following message has been sent by email. It is a hoax.

The hoax message is similar to the following:

Warning on December 31, 1999 you may receive an email called, Happy New Year...do not open it, it contains a deadly virus...it will erase windows from your computer along with many other program files.Pass this on as soon as you can to get the WORD out!!!This is not a hoax....this was reported on CNN on Tuesday the 2nd November 1999!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: Motoaki Yamamura