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NASTYFRIEND99 Virus Hoax

NASTYFRIEND99 Virus Hoax

Discovered:
May 10, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007



The Nastyfriend99 Virus is a hoax and should be ignored.

Sample of hoax message:

'Well, just another virus warning... Better be safe than sorrie.
C Copyrighted By the WinTerGaL

ATTENTION VIRUS NASTYFRIEND99
There is a new virus which will be infecting computers on may 15.

This virus will take all your email contacts and icq contacts and sent to those contacts.

Please forward this email to everyone you know and do not open any email with the subject "HI MY FRIEND!!!" '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