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New Virus 'I've Got A Card For You!'

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HeyEnidYouveLostWeight Fri 04-Feb-05 11:50:04

> A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by
> Microsoft s the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered
> yesterday afternoon y McAfee and no vaccine has yet been developed.
> This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital
> information for its functioning are stored.
>
> This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically
> to all contacts on your list with the title:
>
> A Card for You
>
> As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so
> that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset
> button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently
> destroying the hard disk.
>
> Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York,
> according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by an
> employee of Microsoft itself.
>
> So don't open any mails with subject: A Virtual Card for You
>
> As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender !!!

Gwenick Fri 04-Feb-05 11:51:13

Microsoft don't send out Virus messages.

HeyEnidYouveLostWeight Fri 04-Feb-05 11:51:54

ha ha ha have just found out that this is itself a virus hoax - luckily I have a web based email and didnt forward it on - my poor dh!

Gwenick Fri 04-Feb-05 11:52:53

link to info about hoax

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