Osama Vs Bush Virus-Fiction!
Virus named “Osama Vs Bush” or “This War Will Affect the World Economy”–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A virus warning that says a virus named “Osama Vs Bush” will erase your entire hard drive. If you open it, it asks “will this war affect the world economy?” The writer says it has caused major damage in the U.S., India, and elsewhere. There is no remedy and the writer checked on McAfee’s Hoax List and did not find it.
This is a hoax.
No record of it.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 7:38 PM
Subject: IMPORTANT !!!!!! Virus Alert!!!!!!!!!!
Hi All,Be Careful.
There’s a new virus which was found recently which will erase the whole ‘C’ drive.
If u get a mail with the subject “Osama Vs Bush”, please delete that mail right away. Otherwise it will erase the whole C drive. As soon as you open it, it asks “will this war affect the world economy?”. If you click on any button, your system will be shut down and will never boot again. It already caused a major damage in the US, INDIA and few other parts of the world.
The remedy for this has not yet been discovered. So please forward this mail to as many people as possible and let everybody be aware of this.
I checked it on McAfee’s Hoax list and the above is not a hoax.