There are a lot of viruses out there. But some aren't really out there at all. Virus hoaxes are more than mere annoyances. They may lead some users to routinely ignore all virus warning messages, thus leaving them vulnerable to a genuine, destructive virus.
Next time you receive an urgent virus warning message, be sure to check the list of known virus hoaxes at http://vil.mcafee.com/hoax.asp
Remember to never open an email attachment unless you know what it is--even if it is from someone you know and trust.
Some of the common phrases used in these hoaxes are:
- If you receive an email titled [email virus hoax name here], do not open it!
- Delete it immediately! It contains the [hoax name] virus.
- It will delete everything on your hard drive and [extreme and improbable danger specified here].
- This virus was announced today by [reputable organization name here].
- Forward this warning to everyone you know!
Remember that virus writers can use known hoaxes to their advantage
- Always remain vigilant
- Never open a suspicious attachment
Hope this is a good piece of information ,
McAfee Online Community Moderator