posted on Jan, 23 2003 @ 12:26 PM
That name sounded familiar so I went to the urban legends page... www.snopes2.com and the following is what it said...
Virus name: WTC Survivor
Examples: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
(FOR THOSE THAT DONT KNOW, "WTC" STANDS FOR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER......WHICH MAKES THIS VIRUS REALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL OPEN IT RIGHT
AWAY.....THINKING ITS A STORY RELATING TO 9/11.....PLEASE BE CAREFUL.......
BIGGGG TROUBLE !!!! DO NOT OPEN "WTC Survivor" It is a virus that will erase your whole "C" drive. It will come to you in the form of an E-Mail
from a familiar person. I repeat a friend sent it to me, but called and warned me before I opened it. He was not so lucky and now he can't even start
his computer! Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all.
If you receive an email called "WTC Survivor" do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from
your computer. This is a serious one.
Origins: Quick on the heels of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center came the "WTC Survivor" virus hoax. Although a virus
could be harbored in a mail message bearing any subject line the sender chose, there was never a rash of disabled computers or deleted DLL files
caused by e-mail messages titled "WTC Survivor" -- this one was a hoax from the very beginning.
Additional information: WTC Survivor
(Symantec Security Response)
(McAfee Virus Information Library)
Last updated: 5 March 2002
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