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List of Known Hoaxes

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List of Known Hoaxes

A.I.D.S. (Open:Very Cool) hoax
America Online Year 2000 Update hoax
AOL Badguy hoax
AOL4FREE.COM hoax and A4F-Spoof trojan
ASP hoax
Bill Gates Email Tracking chain letter
Bud Frogs warning
Buddlylst hoax
Cancer chain letter
Christmas Tree warnings
Deeyenda Maddick
Disneyworld hoax
FATE3.0 warning
Flashing IM hoax
Francesca chain letter
Free Trip to Hawaii hoax
Get more money hoax
Good times
Hacker Riot
Hacky B-day
Health Care: Product Warning
Independence hoax
IDNYSTE$$.FYI Virus hoax
It Takes Guts to Say Jesus
Join the Club
Join the Crew
Londhouse hoax
Macro virus from Microsoft
Matra R-440 Crotale April fools joke
Meme or Anti-CDA hoax
Microsoft home page hoax
MP3 Virus
National Bank Chain Letter
Open:Very Cool (A.I.D.S.) hoax
Penpal Greetings hoax
Red Alert hoax
Returned or Unable to Deliver hoax
Sandman homepage warning
Topanga hoax
Turkey Mail warning

Virus Humor

BOBBIT VIRUS: Removes a vital part of your hard disk then re-attaches it. (But that part will never work again.)

OPRAH WINFREY VIRUS: Your 200MB hard drive suddenly shrinks to 80MB, and then slowly expands back to 200MB.

AT&T VIRUS: Every three minutes it tells you what great service you are getting.

MCI VIRUS: Every three minutes it reminds you that you're paying too much for the AT&T virus.

PAUL REVERE VIRUS: This revolutionary virus does not horse around. It warns you of impending hard disk attack---once if by

LAN, twice if by C:.


POLITICALLY CORRECT VIRUS: Never calls itself a "virus", but instead refers to itself as an "electronic microorganism."


RIGHT TO LIFE VIRUS: Won't allow you to delete a file, regardless of how old it is. If you attempt to erase a file, it requires

you to first see a counselor about possible alternatives.


ROSS PEROT VIRUS: Activates every component in your system, just before the whole damn thing quits.


MARIO CUOMO VIRUS: It would be a great virus, but it refuses to run.


TED TURNER VIRUS: Colorizes your monochrome monitor.


ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER VIRUS: Terminates and stays resident. It'll be back.


DAN QUAYLE VIRUS: Prevents your system from spawning any child process without joining into a binary network.


DAN QUAYLE VIRUS #2: Their is sumthing rong wit your komputer, ewe jsut cant figyour out watt!


GOVERNMENT ECONOMIST VIRUS: Nothing works, but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine.


NEW WORLD ORDER VIRUS: Probably harmless, but it makes a lot of people really mad just thinking about it.


FEDERAL BUREAUCRAT VIRUS: Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically

nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer.


GALLUP VIRUS: Sixty percent of the PCs infected will lose 38 percent of their data 14 percent of the time. (plus or minus a 3.5

percent margin of error.)


TERRY RANDLE VIRUS: Prints "Oh no you don't" whenever you choose "Abort" from the "Abort" "Retry" "Fail" message.


TEXAS VIRUS: Makes sure that it's bigger than any other file.


ADAM AND EVE VIRUS: Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple.


CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS: The computer locks up, screen splits erratically with a message appearing on each half blaming the

other side for the problem.


AIRLINE VIRUS: You're in Dallas, but your data is in Singapore.


FREUDIAN VIRUS: Your computer becomes obsessed with marrying its own motherboard.


PBS VIRUS: Your programs stop every few minutes to ask for money.


ELVIS VIRUS: Your computer gets fat, slow and lazy, then self destructs; only to resurface at shopping malls and service stations

across rural America.


OLLIE NORTH VIRUS: Causes your printer to become a paper shredder.


NIKE VIRUS: Just does it.


SEARS VIRUS: Your data won't appear unless you buy new cables, power supply and a set of shocks.


JIMMY HOFFA VIRUS: Your programs can never be found again.


CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS #2: Runs every program on the hard drive simultaneously, but doesn't allow the user to accomplish



KEVORKIAN VIRUS: Helps your computer shut down as an act of mercy.


IMELDA MARCOS VIRUS: Sings you a song (slightly off key) on boot up, then subtracts money from your Quicken account

and spends it all on expensive shoes it purchases through Prodigy.


STAR TREK VIRUS: Invades your system in places where no virus has gone before.


HEALTH CARE VIRUS: Tests your system for a day, finds nothing wrong, and sends you a bill for $4,500.


GEORGE BUSH VIRUS: It starts by boldly stating, "Read my docs....No new files!" on the screen. It proceeds to fill up all the

free space on your hard drive with new files, then blames it on the Congressional Virus.


CLEVELAND INDIANS VIRUS: Makes your 486/50 machine perform like a 286/AT.


LAPD VIRUS: It claims it feels threatened by the other files on your PC and erases them in "self defense".


CHICAGO CUBS VIRUS: Your PC makes frequent mistakes and comes in last in the reviews, but you still love it.


ORAL ROBERTS VIRUS: Claims that if you don't send it a million dollars, it's programmer will take it back.


MIKE ROTCH VIRUS: It just hurts.


SHIMPY BULLY VIRUS: Inflates itself to a size bigger than any other files, threatens some and then deletes itself.


THE SAM NEWMAN VIRUS: only attack younger files


THE DENNIS RODMAN VIRUS: the desktop pattern/picture/color changes radically every 2 or 3 days.


CAITIE VIRUS: Beats up all the other viruses.


THE MONICA LEWINSKY VIRUS: Visit's your Hard Drive about thirty times, each time your hard drive's screwed.


THE HILARY CLINTON VIRUS: Files dissappear only to turn up years later in another directory.


BILL GATES VIRUS: Buys out all other files and then charges them to run.


THE BORG VIRUS: It quickly assimilates your computer, Resistance is futile.


SAILOR MOON VIRUS: Easily deleted but comes back 1000 years later and kicks you hard drive's royal ass.


TITANIC VIRUS: Makes your whole computer go down.


MIKE TYSON VIRUS: Quits after one byte.


PROZAC VIRUS: Messes up your RAM but your processor doesn't care.


SHARON STONE VIRUS: Makes a huge initial impact, then you forget it's there.


TONYA HARDING VIRUS: Turns your .BAT files into lethal weapons.


TIM ALLEN VIRUS: Appears helpful, only to destroy your hard drive upon contact.


SADDAM HUSSEIN VIRUS: Won't let you into any of your programs.


Dr. JACK KEVORKIAN VIRUS: Searches your hard drive for old files and deletes them.


MARTHA STEWART VIRUS: Takes all your files, sorts them by category and folds them into cute little doilies displayed on

your desktop.


LORENA BOBBIT VIRUS: turns your hard drive into a 3.5 inch floppy.


RONALD REAGAN VIRUS: Saves your data, but forgets where it is stored.


ELLEN DEGENERES VIRUS: Your IBM suddenly claims it's a MAC.


DISNEY VIRUS: Everything in the computer goes Goofy.


WOODY ALLEN VIRUS: Bypasses the motherboard and turns on a daughter card.


GEORGE MICHAELS VIRUS: Runs its course, occasionally releasing excess data buildup.


X-FILES VIRUS: All your Icons start shape shifting.


SPICE GIRL VIRUS: Has no real function, but makes a pretty desktop.


MONICA LEWINSKY VIRUS: Sucks all the memory from your computer.


THE BILL CLINTON VIRUS: All your files mysteriously disappear, and when you ask it where they went, it keeps reverting to

its former statement.


GRAFFITI VIRUS: Makes colorful CD's and floppys.


(In case you haven't figured it out: listed viruses do not exist.)