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Name: Deeyenda Maddick Virus Hoax
Alias: Deeyenda

This is another virus hoax. There are a lot of warning about this 'virus' going around, but such a virus does not exist, and no future virus will be named 'Deeyenda'. Ignore the hoax warnings and do not redistribute them.

CIAC has released an advisory on this hoax. Please see http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html

Here's an example of the warning:

  ******** VIRUS ALERT ****** 
  There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet. If 
  you receive an email message with the subject line "Deeyenda", DO 
  NOT read the message, DELETE it immediately. Please read the 
  messages below. Some miscreant is sending email under the title 
  "Deeyenda" nationwide, if you get anything like this DON'T DOWNLOAD 
  THE FILE! It has a virus that rewrites your hard drive, obliterating 
  anything on it. Please be careful and forward this mail to anyone 
  you care about. 
  The internet community has again been plagued by another computer 
  virus. This message is being spread throughout the internet, 
  including USENET posting, EMAIL, and other interent activities.. The 
  reason for all the attention is because of the nature of this virus 
  and the potential security risks it makes. Instead of a destructive 
  trojan virus (most viruses!), this virus, referred to as Deeyenda 
  Maddick, performs a comprehensive search on your computer, looking 
  for valuable information, such as email and login passwords, credit 
  cards, personal info, etc. The Deeyenda virus also has the 
  capability to stay memory resident while running a host of 
  applications and operation systems, such as Windows 3.11 and Windows 
  What this means to internet users is that when a login and PASSWORD are 
  sent to the server, this virus can COPY this information and SEND IT 
  The reason for this warning is because the Deeyenda virus is 
  virtually undetectable. Once attacked, your computer will be 
  unsecure. Although it can attack any O/S, this virus is most likely 
  to attack those users viewing Java enhanced Web Pages (Netscape 2.0+ 
  and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0+ which are running on Windows 
  95) . Researchers at Princeton University have found this virus on a 
  number of World Wide Web pages and fear its spread. 
  Please pass this on, for we must alert the general public at the 
  security risks. 
[Mikko Hypponen, Data Fellows Ltd's F-PROT Pro Support]