Intentionally deceptive warning circulating via email about an alleged computer virus threat.
a fake report of a virus usually emailed around so often that it clogs up email lines
a false alarm about a non-existent threat
a false dire warning message about some virus or another
a false message, usually an email, indicating that you might have a virus on your computer
a false warning about a computer virus
a false warning about a non-existent virus sent via email and forwarded to others by well-meaning individuals
a message sent
an elaborate and scary-sounding false virus alert sent through email
an email designed to trick you into thinking you have a virus
an e-mail message that describes a fake virus using
an e-mail that is intended to scare people about a nonexistent virus threat
a 'warning' sent to many people from a 'reliable' source such as IBM or Sun
False information about a virus, usually in e-mail form. Hoax e-mails encourage the receiver to forward the e-mail, spreading the false information in a virus-like fashion.
Occasionally, rumors are started about viruses that do not exist. These are merely hoaxes.
E-mail message that warns of a nonexistent virus. 12.7
A computer virus hoax is a false email message warning the recipient of a virus that is going around. The message usually serves as a chain e-mail that tells the recipient to forward it to everyone they know.