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First posted on 25 June 2008.
Source: SecurityHome

Aliases :

Hoax is also known as Not-Virus:Hoax, not-virus:Hoax.HTML, Virus Hoax.

Explanation :

Application files or toolbars that are used to propagate fraud are detected with the prefix Not-Virus:Hoax.

This type of application is not in general overtly malicious. The sole purpose of the application is typically to push the sale of fraudulent software.

Information on e-mail hoaxes can be found from our hoax category pages.

Last update 25 June 2008