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Help Poor Dog Virus Hoax

Help Poor Dog Virus Hoax

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Also Known As:
Win a Holiday



The Help Poor Dog Virus is a Hoax.

One sample of this hoax is as follows:

FYI. Be careful when opening new messages.

Subject: NEW VIRUS - THIS IS SERIOUS

Please take note ......

If you receive an e-mail titled "PLEASE HELP POOR DOG.Win A Holiday"

DO NOT OPEN IT ! ! ! It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft, please share it with everyone who might access the Internet.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