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AIDS Virus Hoax

AIDS Virus Hoax

13 February 2007

This information is a hoax and should be ignored. Sample of hoax message:

Please forward it to everyone you know, they will be grateful. Important
There is a virus out now being sent to people via e-mail. It is called the A.I.D.S. VIRUS. It will destroy your memory, sound card and speakers, drive and it will infect your mouse or pointing device as well as your keyboards (possibly motherboards) making what you type not able to register on the screen. It self terminates only after it eats 5MB of hard drive space and will delete all programs. It will come via E-mail called "OPEN: VERY COOL!:)".
DELETE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Immediately!! it will basically render your computer useless. Please pass this on to everyone you know! PASS IT ON QUICKLY AND TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLEPlease 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