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CellSaver Virus Hoax

CellSaver Virus Hoax

26 August 1999
13 February 2007

The following message has been sent by email. It is a hoax. This "virus" does not exist.The hoax message includes the following "warning":

If you receive any CELCOM Screen Saver. Pls. do not install it!!!!!! This screensaver is very cool. It shows a NOKIA handphone, with time

After it is activated, the PC cannot boot up at all. It goes very slow. It destroys your hard disk. The filename is CELLSAVER.EXEPlease ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura