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A Virtual Card for You virus

CATEGORY: Hoax virus alerts

A typical variation of the original Good Times hoax virus alert (see related link). It claims your computer will suffer a horrible death if you read "a virtual card for you" with your eyeballs.

Fact: you just read "a virtual card for you" with your eyeballs, but your computer didn't self-destruct. Need we say more?

One variant of this hoax claims "Microsoft and McAfee" announced the alert, and it's "THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE OF ALL TIMES!!!!", and "THERE IS STILL NOT DEVELOPED A VACCINE!!!!" Naturally, it urges you to "PLEASE, DISTRIBUTE TO THE LARGEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE!!!!"

Last updated: 2000/11/13