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PKZIP300 virus

CATEGORY: Hoax virus alerts

A "hybrid" virus alert, born c.1995 when overblown PKZ300B warnings merged with the modem subcarrier virus hoax (see related links).

Some trivia: many experts think a hoaxster created this hybrid, but Vmyths.com believes it spawned from a well-meaning user who (a) heard both alerts and (b) incorrectly recalled them from memory.

Last updated: 2000/4/27