What to do with that virus alert?

Friday, 14 June 2002, 1:16 AM EST

If a friend forwards an e-mail which warns that someone has unleashed yet another virus that will knock out your computer, what should you do?

Nothing, says an expert, because the original e-mail on the virus was probably created by a hoaxer, and the message is being circulated around by well-meaning people.

Hoaxes on the Internet are aplenty because their creators exploit the goodwill among people who want to protect their family and friends.

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