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Budweiser Frogs Screensaver Virus Hoax

This old hoax has started spreading on the internet again. It first started spreading on the internet as far back as 1997, after the Budweiser Frogs Super Bowl advertising campaign, which started in 1995, became a hit and Budweiser beer started offering a screensaver for download on their website depicting the Budweiser frogs from the commercials.
Budweiser Frogs Screensaver Virus Hoax
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Budweiser Frogs Screensaver Virus Hoax


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Budweiser Frogs Screensaver Virus Hoax

This old hoax has started spreading on the internet again. It first started spreading on the internet as far back as 1997, after the Budweiser Frogs Super Bowl advertising campaign, which started in 1995, became a hit and Budweiser beer started offering a screensaver for download on their website depicting the Budweiser frogs from the commercials.

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Here are different versions of the Budweiser Frogs Screensaver Virus hoax:

The "Bud Frogs Screen Saver"
READ IMMEDIATELY AND PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW

Someone is sending out a very cute screensaver of the Budweiser Frogs. If you download it, you will lose everything! Your hard drive will crash and someone from the Internet will get your screen name and password!

DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT UNDER  ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! It just went into circulation yesterday. Please distribute this message. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from Microsoft.

Please share it with everyone that might access the Internet. Once again, Pass This Along To EVERYONE in your address book so that this may be stopped. AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus and that there is NO remedy for it at this time.

This is VERY important. If you receive a screen saver from a friend or anyone you may not know with the Budweiser Frogs in it, DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT OR OPEN THE FILE!

Press the forward button on your email program and send this notice to EVERYONE you know. Let's keep our email safe for everyone.

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DANGER!!! VIRUS ALERT!!!

THIS IS A NEW TWIST. SOME CREEPOID SCAM-ARTIST IS SENDING OUT A VERY DESIRABLE SCREEN-SAVER {{THE BUD FROGS}}. IF YOU DOWN-LOAD IT, YOU'LL LOSE EVERYTHING!!!! YOUR HARD DRIVE WILL <<<KERBLAM>>> CRASH!!

DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! IT JUST WENT INTO CIRCULATION ON 05/13/97, AS FAR AS I KNOW!!

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS WARNING TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE... BELOW IS WHAT THE SCREENSAVER PROGGIE WOULD LQQK LIKE!

File: BUDSAVER.EXE (24643 bytes)

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BUD FROGS SCREEN SAVER

PASS THIS ON FAST AND FAR--VIRUS WARNING

DANGER!!! VIRUS ALERT!!!

THIS IS A NEW TWIST. SOME SCAM-ARTIST IS SENDING OUT A VERY DESIRABLE SCREEN-SAVER (THE BUD FROGS), BUT IF YOU DOWN-LOAD IT, YOU'LL LOSE EVERYTHING!!!!

DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE - AN EXACT COPY....DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE BELOW...JUST BEWARE OF IT.

IT JUST WENT INTO CIRCULATION YESTERDAY, AS FAR AS WE KNOW....BE CAREFUL.

"SAJ" 5/13/97 . . . . PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE ...THANX TO ABYTEDOC / BYTEDOC1 FOR THIS INPUT.

MacAfee, which was the most popular antivirus software company back then, tested the Budweiser Frogs screensaver, but did not find a virus or anything malicious. Other antivirus makers tested the same screensaver but got the same results.

If you receive this hoax via email message, Facebook post, Twitter post, text message, or by any other means, please delete it. Do not send it to others, share, "like", or comment on it, because this will only help to spread this hoax.

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