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Email Hoax Information

*IMPORTANT*

Texas.net will never send you an email that contains an attachment or asks for account verification.

Any emails that you receive that 'claim' to be coming from Texas.net, which has an attachment or asks for account verification will be fraudulent. Texas.net will never ask for any of this information over email.

Please disregard hoax emails as listed below. They contain bogus warnings usually intent on only frightening or misleading customers. The best course of action is to simply delete these hoax emails. Please refer to this page whenever you receive what appears to be a message regarding a new virus, or promotion that sounds to be too good to be true.

Important: The only source you should receive email concerning Viruses is the company whose Antivirus software you use, if any. Any other emails concerning viruses invariably are either a hoax, spam, or actually contain the virus it describes (or perhaps another). Please do not download any attatchments from such email, and delete these emails immediately.


Email Hoax Description
Fraudulent Emails from Texas.net This hoax is an email that claims to be from Texas.net.

Any emails that you receive that 'claim' to be coming from Texas.net, which has an attachment or asks for account verification will be fraudulent. Texas.net will never ask for any of this information over email.

BestBuy Order Fraud Alert This hoax is an email that claims to be from BestBuy. The links belong to a page not owned by BestBuy. This hoax is designed merely to scare users into thinking their credit card information has been compromised.
Google Trojan This hoax claims that the Google search engine installs the Showbehing.exe file on your system. As usual, if you get a virus warning in an email, and it is not from the maker of your antivirus software, delete it.
Got You This hoax email claims that if you opened this email, that you have been infected by a worm. This is just a hoax. As usual, if you get a virus warning in an email, and it is not from the maker of your antivirus software, delete it.
Guts to Say Jesus This hoax claims that if you get an email with the subject "It Takes Guts to Say 'Jesus'", do not open it, it will erase everything on your hard drive. Then it asks you to forward this warning. Disregard this email. As usual, if you get a virus warning in an email, and it is not from the maker of your antivirus software, delete it.
Iraq War The Iraq War hoax attempts to take advantage of the war in Iraq to gain credibility. The hoax is in Portuguese. Disreguard.
Jdbgmgr.exe file hoax This hoax tries to convince you that one of the standard Windows files is a virus, and thus tries to get you to delete the windows file. Don't. As usual, if you get a virus warning in an email, and it is not from the maker of your antivirus software, delete it.
John Kennedy Jr Trojan This hoax appears to be in Spanish, warning that your hard drive will be formatted. As usual, if you get a virus warning in an email, and it is not from the maker of your antivirus software, delete it.
W32.MFG.Tassos@mm There is no such virus, this email is not from Symantec, and there is no removal tool. As usual, if you get a virus warning in an email, and it is not from the maker of your antivirus software, delete it.
Welcome to the Matrix This hoax is in German, though French and English versions may be possible. It claims if you receive a powerpoint presentation called "Welcome to the matrix.pps", that it will destroy your hard drive.As usual, if you get a virus warning in an email, and it is not from the maker of your antivirus software, delete it.

Last Update: Date: 2003/12/06 01:44:53 $ (GMT)

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