Family Pictures in a Pretty Park
Date Added: April 9, 2001
They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. The Family Pictures virus hoax borrows its text from last year's Pretty Park warning, with one important difference.
Subject: New Virus
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-Mail from a familiar person.
I repeat a friend sent it to me, but called & 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 receive this 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 (.all files) from your computer. Your computer will not be able to boot up.
Compare this one to the pretty park warning circulating for at least a year before the first citings on this one.
Despite the similarities, there is one important difference: While pretty park was a real virus (more correctly, it was a worm, and the warning message above is full of misinformation and lies), Family Pictures has no truth to it whatsoever, say the anti-virus experts at Symantec. Break this Chain!