Windows 7 Virus warning

kemical

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#1
Hi,
I recieved a e-mail warning of a nasty virus so I thought I'd reproduce it (the mail) for the benefit of others...


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

I'm unsure as to the validity of the message (it did come from a reliable source) but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry..
 


davehc

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#2
I'd really like to be wrong, but I think that is a hoax or, as it's called now, spam. The giveaway in my opinion is the last part "COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US"
 


kemical

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#3
Hmm... I had my suspicions too Dave but thought I'd err.. on the side of caution:rolleyes:
 


Mike

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#4
This is most certainly spam.
 


#5
wow, . . . so like I should maybe contact Norton and possibly see why their software didn't work?
 


kemical

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#6
Hi Tony,
welcome to the forum....:)
Tony, I wouldn't worry unduly about the above post. It is actually false information designed to spam up peoples systems..
 


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