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Invitacion

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Invitacion
Technical name:Invitacion
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Invitacin
Type:Hoax
Effects:  

It generates a false alarm by reporting that a virus that does not actually exist is spreading via email.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:March 28, 2006
Detection updated on:March 28, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Invitacion is not a virus; it is a hoax or an email message that tricks users into thinking that a new virus is spreading via an email message with the attached file Invitación. In fact, this virus does not actually exist.

Its aim is to cause alarm and get users to forward the message.

In order to avoid problems, disregard this information, as it is completely false. You should also immediately delete the message, without forwarding it to anyone.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Invitacion arrives in an apparently normal email message, but which can be identified by its message. The message text always refers to a virus that reaches the computer in an email message with the attached file Invitación.