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PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!! COMPUTER VIRUS WARNING!!!!!!!

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waterfalls Tue 16-May-06 11:47:59

I RECIEVED THIS EMAIL THIS MORNING




>> PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG ALL YOUR CONTACTS:
>> Be alert during the next few days: Don't open any message
>>with an attached file called "Invitation", regardless of who sent
>>it. Its a virus that opens an Olympic Torch that "burns" the whole
>>hard disk of your computer.
>>
>> This virus will come from someone who has your e-mail
>>address; that's why you should send this e-mail to all your
>>contacts.
>> It's better to receive this message 25 times than to receive
>>the virus and open it.
>>
>> If you receive a mail called "Invitation", even though sent
>>by a friend, DON'T open it and shut down your computer
>>immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it's been
>>classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
>> The virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there's no
>>repair yet for this particular virus. It simply destroys the Zero
>>Sector of the Hard Disk, where vital information is kept.
>> SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
>>
>>
>> Also:-
>>
>>
>> Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being
>>sent and the moment you open these emails your computer will crash
>>and you will not be able to fix it!
>>
>> This e-mail is being distributed through countries around
>>the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.
>>
>> Don't be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you
>>know.
>>
>> If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden
>>Captured" or "Osama Hanged" don't open the attachment.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Terry Dawber
>>
>>

wordgirl Tue 16-May-06 11:50:52

According to sophos.com that e-mail is a hoax.

waterfalls Tue 16-May-06 11:51:30

That would'nt surprise me, but better to be safe than sorry

JanH Tue 16-May-06 11:55:53

Olympic torch is a hoax but I found something that said the bin laden one isn't - hang on a sec...

JanH Tue 16-May-06 11:59:22

hoaxbusters (but from Aug 05 so maybe it's fixed by now - there was nothing newer there and nothing on the mcafee site.

Oh - ok - just followed link to snopes and that says it's easily fixed. (But is a real virus!)

waterfalls Tue 16-May-06 12:01:24

Thanks JanH
Better go and email everyone in my address book again........whoops

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