Major Virus alert!!!!

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  1. Teasy2007

    Teasy2007 Funster

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    This is an email I received today, it came from a trusted source so I thought I would warn all you funsters.

    Ginny

    "Most destructive Virus Ever

    I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!

    I also checked snopes.com, this morning, and it is for real!!

    Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

    You should be alert during the next several weeks. Do not open any message
    with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD,' regardless of who sent it to
    you.

    It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the
    whole hard disc (C drive) of your computer. This virus will be received from
    someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason
    why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive
    this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

    If you receive a mail called ' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you
    by a friend, do not open it.! This includes all cards, too. Shut down your
    computer immediately.

    This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by
    Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

    This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet
    for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard
    Disc, where your vital information is kept."
     
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    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Warning is a hoax but is causing confusion because it includes a link to information about a genuine but totally unrelated virus.


    Postcard Image Virus Hoax
     
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    Hi if you go to snopes snopes.com: 'Postcard from a Family Member' virus you will find it wasn't discovered yesterday its been about for a few years, and its not the most destructive.

    The virus is real but you have to click on one of the links in the Email to possibly be infected, and it won't burn your hard disk.

    Olley
     
  4. Teasy2007

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    If that is the case my 'trusted source' is wrong - I always say better safe than sorry!
     
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    I hate Snopes. They always ruin a good story:Rofl1:
     
  7. playbyte

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    If you have an Anti Virus Program running on your PC which is fully up to date then you should have no worries about being caught by a virus.
    It is not in the software programmers interest to allow a virus to slip through the net and i for one prefer to trust them than other "sources".
    Roger
     
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    This is a Hoax, reports arequoted out of context and has been going around for a long time. warnings such as this should be personally checked before posting.
    But thanks for the thought
     
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