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A WARNING ABOUT

INTERNET "VIRUS" WARNINGS

How many times have you received an internet virus warning from a family member or friend?  There is always someone who "didn't have the time" to check out the authenticity of the warning, but hoped you did.

Most virus warnings are hoaxes that are propagated by good intentioned folks.  As one web user recently put it, "No virus warning is valid unless it gives very specific info about exactly where the warning can be verified."

There are at least two web sites that deal with internet hoaxes, chain letters and the like.  Check out the following sites.

HoaxBusters/CIAC - http://HoaxBusters.ciac.org/
A government-sponsored site.

Vmyths.com - http://www.vmyths.com
This sitecontains "the truth about computer virus myths and hoaxes."  A recommended site!
 

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