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WARNING! Recieved this today from a reliable source. Just passing on the info to make you all aware. PLEASE READ!

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AvenaLife Thu 28-Aug-08 22:30:16

Subject: VERY IMPORTANT - BIG VIRUS COMING !!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!!


www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

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

I checked Snopes (URL above, 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 few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you.


It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C 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! 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 the vital information is kept.


COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

Snopes lists all the names it could come in.

Washersaurus Thu 28-Aug-08 22:37:21

Even your link says that this is all a load of nonsense - what are you on?

Lauriefairycake Thu 28-Aug-08 22:38:38

'tis a hoax smile

Piffle Thu 28-Aug-08 22:40:06

pmsl

BBBee Thu 28-Aug-08 22:41:28

scroll to the bottom of your link!

There is no virus.

BBBee Thu 28-Aug-08 22:41:55

x-posts!

AvenaLife Thu 28-Aug-08 22:42:33

Lol! grin

edam Thu 28-Aug-08 22:43:12

Dead giveaway is this line: '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.'

Hoaxes ALWAYS tell you to send the message to everyone in your address book...

(And the multiple exclamation marks, block caps, poor punctuation, etc. etc. etc. There are some advantages in being a pedant...)

AvenaLife Thu 28-Aug-08 22:44:00

It does say it's a real virus. I was just sharing. Sorry to alarm you.

AvenaLife Thu 28-Aug-08 22:44:59

Thanks edam. Was sent by someone I trust, maybe she sent it on in good faith aswell. blush

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