The Elf Bowling Virus Hoax

Urban Legends, also known as email hoaxes, have been in circulation on the internet since it’s earliest days.

They are often either funny, or designed to strike alarm in the recipient.

Whatever the reason for their circulation, they often prove to have a viral effect, spreading across email networks in an extremely short time.

The fact that they generally tell the recipient to forward them to everyone they know is also a giveaway that they are false… but, occasionally, some are true.

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Here is one such hoax, known as a virus hoax

If you have received Elf Bowling or Frogapult games that have been circulating the internet, or know anyone who has, they MUST BE DELETED before Christmas day.

THEY CONTAIN VIRUSES THAT ARE SET TO GO OFF ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL DELETE YOUR HARD DRIVE.

If you don’t believe me, just wait and see. Our IT guy here just tested it on a non-networked PC, and everything was wiped out.

Make certain that every copy is off of your hard drive or any servers.

Please spread the word. These games are very detrimental to your computing life.

Contrary to the email’s request, please do not spread this hoax!

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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