Elf Bowling Virus Hoax
Email claims that the Elf Bowling and Frogapult games contain a dangerous virus (Full commentary below.
TO ALL IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY OF THESE GAMES = FROGAPULT.EXE
ELFBOWL.EXE (FROG GAME) & (ELFBOWLING GAME) PLEASE CAN YOU
DELETE THEM COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM AS THEY BOTH HAVE A
DELAYED VIRUS ATTACHED TO THEM THAT WILL BE ACTIVATED ON
CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL WIPE OUT YOUR SYSTEM. LET EVERYONE KNOW
If anyone has sent you, a game called "elfbowl.exe" (cool> game, tenpin bowling with little elves as pins), it apparently has a virus that will be activated on December 25th. Either take a risk, or delete before then.
This old "virus warning" is still crossing inboxes. Although
the games mentioned in the email are real, they do not contain
viruses. Symantec Security Response has confirmed
The email should be deleted without forwarding.
If you receive a virus warning via email, it is a good idea to check its veracity by checking a legitimate anti-virus site such as Symantec
Write-up by Brett M.Christensen