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User: 74.95.9.18
Article: Virus hoax
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A '''computer virus hoax''' is a message warning the recipient of a non-existent [[computer virus]] [[Threat (computer)|threat]]. The message is usually a [[chain e-mail]] that tells the recipient to forward it to everyone they know. A telephone fraud exists in which scammers telephone computer users, tell them that their computer is infected with a non-existent virus, supposedly repair this and demand a fee for this 'service'.
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A '''computer virus hoax''' is a message warning the recipient of a non-existent [[computer virus]] [[Threat (computer)|threat]]. The message is usually a [[chain e-mail]] that tells the recipient to forward it to everyone they know. A telephone fraud exists in which scammers telephone computer users, tell them that their computer is infected with a non-existent virus, supposedly repair this and demand a fee for this 'service'. Remember, they are made by people who want to laugh at you while you believe it, so don't believe any virus hoaxes. It is [[Fake|not real.]]
 
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Most hoaxes are sensational in nature and easily identified by the fact that they indicate that the virus will do nearly impossible things, like blow up the recipient's computer and set it on fire, or less sensationally, delete everything on the user's computer. They often include fake announcements claimed to originate from reputable computer organizations together with mainstream news media. These bogus sources are quoted in order to give the hoax more credibility. Typically, the warnings use emotive language, stress the urgent nature of the threat and encourage readers to forward the message to other people as soon as possible.
 
Most hoaxes are sensational in nature and easily identified by the fact that they indicate that the virus will do nearly impossible things, like blow up the recipient's computer and set it on fire, or less sensationally, delete everything on the user's computer. They often include fake announcements claimed to originate from reputable computer organizations together with mainstream news media. These bogus sources are quoted in order to give the hoax more credibility. Typically, the warnings use emotive language, stress the urgent nature of the threat and encourage readers to forward the message to other people as soon as possible.
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Reporter: Anonymous (anonymous)
Date: Saturday, the 18th of August 2012 at 11:30:56 AM
Status: Reported
Saturday, the 18th of August 2012 at 11:30:56 AM #87578
Anonymous (anonymous)

I just put more info. It is a minor change. I don't know why it got censored. Maybe you need to refine your robot?

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