The WTC Survivor or WTC virus-Fiction!

The “WTC” or “World
Trade Center” Virus

Summary of eRumor:

An alarming email warning to watch for a virus named “WTC Survivor”, “WTC”, or “World Trade Center.”

The Truth:

This virus warning is a hoax.

It sounds alarming and claims that the WTC virus will erase the entire hard drive on your computer.  Some versions warn not to open any files that refer to the World Trade Center.

This false virus warning has circulated since 2001, the year of the Attack on America and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

It tends to circulate freshly each year on the anniversary of the attacks, September 11