Classification

Category: Malware

Type: -

Aliases: DuBois

Summary


This is not a virus, but a hoax warning about one. This hoax is not related to the DaBoys virus.

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Technical Details


In March 1996, the following hoax warning was circulating in the internet:

There is a new Virus out there that is a total pocket book
 killer. It is called the DuBois virus and when it hits you, it
 hits right in your pocketbook. when an infected program is
 executed, every individual RAM IC chip in your computer will
 explode! And if you don't get the virus removed from your hard
 drive before you power up the machine again after replacing all
 RAM, POOF!! It blows all the RAM again!!!!! KILLER!!!

Obviously, such virus does not and could not exist. Ignore the warning and inform anybody who is spreading this warning to stop doing it.