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Irish Virus hoax

Irish Virus hoax

Discovered:
September 08, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007



The Irish Virus is a hoax and it should be ignored. The following is a sample of the hoax message:

Greetings, You have just received the "IRISH VIRUS". As we don't have any programming experience, this Virus works on the honour system. Please delete all the files on your hard drive manually and forward this Virus to everyone on your mailing list. Thank you for your cooperation.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.

Delete any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass them on. Forwarding messages about the hoax only serves to propagate it.
Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura