Please ignore the PENPAL virus message alert. It's a hoax. The message itself
is a virus that was designed to be manually replicated through fear and to
bug everybody. I've received it more than once over the years, but never
heard of anyone getting the virus.
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This site lists most of the hoaxes known at present. There are other such
There are other serious viruses, but penpal greetings is not one of them.
There has not yet been a virus developed which can do what this one claims.