Last Updated: 01/03/2001 05:57 PM
This is a hoax. The "virus" does not exist. There is currently no virus that has the characteristics ascribed to it. It is a sham, meant only to panic new or inexperienced computer users.
The hoax message includes the following "warning:"
Subject: FW: VIRUS ALERT!!!!
I got this this morning. Just thought I'd share! =)
DO NOT OPEN "NEW PICTURES OF FAMILY" It is a virus that will
erase your whole "C" drive. It will come to you in the form of an
E-Mailfrom a familiar person. I repeat a friend sent it to me, but
called and warned me before I opened it.
He was not so lucky and now he cant even start his computer!
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather
25 times than not at all.
Also: Intel announced that a new and very destructive virus was
discovered recently. If you receive an email called "FAMILY
PICTURES," do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes
all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer. Your
computer will not be able to boot up
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.