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Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Also Known As:
Win95, October 1



This is a hoax. The hoax message is similar to the following:

There is a macro virus going off on Oct 1!!! All computers installed with Windows 95 are installed with this virus. It is a time bomb virus. Microsoft has already apologized for the mass breakdown of computers around the world on that day. However they had yet to come up with a remedy. Some versions of Win95 are safe but some are not.
Please Be Careful, and forward to all your on-line friends A.S.A.P. not a lot of people know about it, just let everyone know, so they won't be a victim. Please forward this e-mail.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.