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ElfBowl virus

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This typically hysterical alert warns of three games produced by NVision Design Inc. which "have a delayed virus attached to them that will be activated on Christmas Day and will wipe out your system." The alert contains no credible information about the threat.

Vmyths.com surmises a well-meaning user "warned" others not to send the programs to others ... and this warning quickly devolved into a virus alert.

Last updated: 2000/10/7