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New Virus Alert!


Gary Lange

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Heres the link on snopes to check it out.

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

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . 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 w ith the title:

'You've received a Post Card from a Family member'.

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, t hus 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 Post Card from ' As soon as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if you know the sender !!!

Please pass this mail to all of your friends.

Forward thi s to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All

Respect your Environment and others right to use it!

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This "post card" virus is a hoax that makes its rounds.

There is a very similar hoax. This summer a real virus showed up in the same guise, however. It doesn't delete 'sector 0' however, but instead is a typical trojan horse.

Any decent AV covers it now, though.

::. JobyKSU

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This "post card" virus is a hoax that makes its rounds.

SORRY STEVE.......T H I S O N E I S R E A L ! ! !

I CHECKED IT OUT ON THE SNOPES SITE. IT STARTED SHOWING UP IN JUNE OF 07 AND HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. THERE ARE ABOUT 20 MESSAGE TITLES TO WATCH OUT FOR. IT IS A BAD ONE. SNOPES TELLS YOU HOW TO BYPASS THE LINKS SENT TO VERIFY IF IT IS A LEGITIMATE CARD OR NOT. STEVE IS RIGHT IN ONE RESPECT, THERE WAS A SIMILAR UNFOUNDED SCARE SIMILAR TO THIS FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS BUT THIS ONE'S REAL. GOD BLESS.....D.C. :bingo::goodjob:

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