What Is a Computer Hoax?

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A computer hoax is a message, usually an email that warns a user of a fictional computer virus threat. It is usually harmless in nature and is only aimed at antagonizing a user and wasting their time. The email usually exaggerates the ability of the virus, such as it is capable of completely damaging the entire computer or erasing the content of the hard disk.
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