The Ghost screen saver program was originally distributed as a freeware product. When activated, the display window shows a Halloween setting with ghosts flying around. If activated on any Friday the 13th, the title screen changes and the ghosts fly around the entire screen, beyond the boundaries of the display window.

Word spread that this program was a virus or trojan horse, probably as a result of the program's change in behavior on Friday the 13th.

The Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC), amongst others, has analyzed, in exacting detail, the original files in question and determined that the program is innocent of all accusations. It is neither a trojan horse nor a virus.

Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.

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