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Rob Rosenberger

Did Budweiser capitulate to a virus hoax?

Rob Rosenberger, Vmyths co-founder
Saturday, 8 May 1999 I SURFED TO Anheuser-Busch yesterday morning. I can sign up for my very own budweiser.com email address and I can download some really cool wallpaper ... but they no longer offer the Bud Frogs screen saver. A notice tells me to return later this month for a new "Frank & Louie" screen saver. Hmmm. I'll "go out on a limb" (pardon the pun, Louie) to speculate why the company stopped distributing the popular Bud Frogs screen saver. It wouldn't surprise me if PR folks withdrew it to distance themselves from a hoax virus alert surrounding it. Oh, well. Watercraft fanatics can still download two popular Sea-Doo screen savers from the company's website. It doesn't look like they got hurt by the "See-Doo-Doo" hoax virus alert... If you battle viruses for a living, you can still download a humorous antivirus screen saver courtesy of Data Fellows.