The Naked Wife Hoax

Here’s another fake virus warning that is currently circulating around the internet, or at least an email inbox somewhere near you –

naked-wife-scam

Received notice about this today–checked it out and its real

A new virus has been discovered call NAKED WIFE.EXE. IF YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH ‘FW: NAKED WIFE.EXE’ IN THE SUBJECT LINE DO NOT OPEN IT–DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY.

This worm posses as a Flash movie. When run, it sends itself to all recipients in the Windows Address Book and attempts to deletes all .BMP, .COM, .DLL, .EXE, and .INI files in the WINDOWS and WINDOWS\SYSTEM directories.

In reality, there is no virus attached to said email at all, though there is a worm present (and not the sort of worm you see in brains either!)

Oh, and of course there may be some embarrassment attached too, especially if you open this one up in front of your real loving wife.

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.

Comments

  1. Why dont’ I ever get sent emails like this one??? :(

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