The following message has been sent out by email. It is a hoax. The program mentioned in the virus hoax exists but does not contain a virus.
The hoax message includes the following "warning":
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY OF THESE GAMES = FROGAPULT.EXE ELFBOWL.EXE
(FROG GAME) & (ELF BOWLING GAME)
PLEASE CAN YOU DELETE THEM COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM AS THEY BOTH
HAVE A DELAYED VIRUS ATTACHED TO THEM THAT WILL BE ACTIVATED ON
CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL WIPE OUT YOUR SYSTEM.
LET EVERYONE KNOW OF THIS.
Symantec AntiVirus Research Center has received many submissions of these programs developed by NVISION DESIGN,INC including Y2KGAME.EXE and has all been confirmed to be free of viruses. Power users can confirm if the program are clean by comparing the CRC-32 and size of these programs using PKZIP software:
- FROGPULT.EXE, CRC32: e0b827fa, SIZE: 1021952 bytes
- ELFBOWL.EXE, CRC32: ae35e713, SIZE: 1130496 bytes
- Y2KGAME.EXE, CRC32: 80a08aeb, SIZE: 1830612 bytes
Please ignore any messages regarding this supposed "virus" and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.