We Will Survive
Date Added: Nov. 27, 2001
Many circulating virus hoaxes are merely re-works of earlier hoaxes. This one is based on a real worm, but has long lost any trace of validity it may have once had.
Very important - please see information below.
During the next several weeks be VERY cautious about opening or launching any e-mails that refer to the World Trade Center or 9/11 in any way, regardless of who sent it.
PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW, "WTC" STANDS FOR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.
IT IS REALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL OPEN IT RIGHT AWAY..... THINKING ITS A STORY RELATING TO 9/11.
(.....PLEASE BE CAREFUL....... :)
BIGGGG TROUBLE !!!! DO NOT OPEN "WTC Survivor"
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.
A friend sent it to me, but called and warned me before I opened it. He was not so lucky and now he can't even start his computer!
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all. If you receive an email called "WTC Survivor" do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer.
This is a serious one.
This chain surfaced just days after 9/11, while the world was still trying to predict when the next attack would come. It seemed logical that terrorists or just plain hackers would try to "cash in" on the global paranoia with a virus that disguises itself as a shot of good news. Now more than a year after the terrible tragedy, this hoax continues to circulate, gaining speed around holidays and the 9/11/2002 anniversary. The text of this chain letter is based on a real virus, but has long ago lost the little bit of validity it once had.
In May, 1999, virus experts identified a worm (similar to a virus) that arrived in a file attachment named "PrettyPark.exe." Once activated, the worm propagated itself by sending copies to people in your e-mail address book. The threat was real, but the e-mail warning that began circulating about it was full of inaccurate information, exaggerations and flat out lies. But, it was sensational and very convincing because it predicted horrors that many of us, especially novice computer users, fear.
The PrettyPark warning has resurface many times since then, each time, replacing "Pretty Park" with some other phrase, such as "A Virtual Card for You" and "New Pictures of Family." "WTC Survivor" is just the latest in this long line of hoaxes based on that original, misinformed warning. Despite their parentage, these "offspring" have no basis in reality and are complete hoaxes.
Relying on anonymously authored and randomly distributed e-mail warnings to protect your computer from viruses is a bad idea, to say the least. It is no substitute for installing and updating an anti-virus software package, as well as practicing some smart surfing. Read "Protect Your PC" in the Chain-Breaker's Library for tips on how to reduce your risks. Protect yourself and never propagate another virus hoax. Break this Chain.