DuBois

Threat description

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Platform: W32

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.





Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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