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BuddyLst virus

CATEGORY: Hoax virus alerts

A typical variation on the original Good Times hoax virus alert (see related link). It claims your computer will suffer a horrible death if you open an email with an attachment named "BUDDYLST" or "BUDDYLIST." Like most hoax alerts, it urges you to forward it as much as possible "so no one will get hurt."

BuddyLst sometimes shows up in combination virus alerts (see related link). Also, at least one version of this hoax "merged" with the Bud Frogs hoax (see related link), creating a hybrid virus alert with the characteristics of both hoaxes.

Last updated: 2000/8/16