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How to Give a Cat a Colonic Hoax

How to Give a Cat a Colonic Hoax

13 February 2007
Also Known As:
Cat Civic

This is a hoax and it should be ignored.

Sample of the hoax message:

If you receive an e-mail entitled, "How to Give a Cat a Colonic," DO NOT open it. It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out to as many people as you can. This is a new, verymalicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced by IBM. Please share it with everyone that might access the Internet. Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in your address book so that this may be stopped. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time.

The Cat Civic variant of the hoax message is:

VIRUS WARNING: If you get a message with the following message: "How to make a Cat Civic??" Do not open him!!! It is the next version of: "How to give a Cat Colonic" Your harddisk crashes immediately. This information came from ASC. It is a very dangerous virus, so please forward this message to anyone you know.Please 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