“An Internet Flower For You” Virus Email: Hoax


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'An Internet Flower For You' Virus Email

Story: 

Subject: Fw: New virus found!!
Intel announced that a new and very destructive virus was discovered recently.
If you receive an email called “An internet flower for you” do not open it delete it right away! This is no joke! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries from your computer.
Your computer will not be able to boot up.
SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

Other Versions

Just received the attached from one of our clients. BEWARE!
Subject: New Virus found!!
Intel announced that a new and very destructive virus was discovered recently.If you receive an email called “An Internet Flower For You”, do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries from your computer. Your computer will not be able to boot up. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

Analysis:

Various stories circulating online, especially through emails, warn users about an email titled “An Internet Flower For You” that supposedly contains a very destructive virus. The messages warn recipients not to open the email, saying the virus will remove all dynamic link libraries from the computer and that it will not be able to boot up. No, the claims are not facts.

These virus warnings about ‘An internet flower for you’ email supposedly coming from Intel have been doing rounds online since at least 2000; they also appear in other formats and languages. However, till this writing, Intel or anyone else did not identify any such virus that comes with a title ‘An internet flower for you’. So these virus warning emails titled ‘An internet flower for you’ are simply hoaxes that can be deleted, they need not be forwarded to others.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

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References:

Virus Profile: Internet Flower hoax


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“An Internet Flower For You” Virus Email: Hoax