Email Virus or Hoax?

Office of Information and Learning Technologies

Know the difference between a virus and hoax

We regularly get questions about viruses that actually turn out to be just a hoax. The following resources can assist you in determining if it's a virus or a hoax:

Symantec AntiVirus Research Center

McAfee Virus Information Library

Virus Hoaxes and Netlore

Truth or Fiction  

Internet Scambusters