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#1 keny111111

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 02:03 PM

does anybody know anything about this ? "PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment
that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able
to fix it!

If you get an e-mail along the lines of 'Osama Bin Laden Captured' or
'Osama Hanged', don't open the attachment.

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but
mainly in the US and Israel

Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

You should be alert during the next days:
Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Invitation'
regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch 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, that is why you should 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 email called 'invitation', though sent by a friend, do not
open it and 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, 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.

SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW" dont know if its true. but if it is. my question is. if you get an email that you know (or even think) is a virus what do you do with the infected email ??
Have A Great Day

...........Kenny.............

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#2 boopme

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 03:34 PM

I scan email with my Antivirus. If still not comfy I'll scan it with SUPERAntispyware.

RECOMMENDED EMAIL SAFETY TIPS
* Avoid email attachments where possible
* Avoid clicking on any URLs in email (even to opt out of spam)
* Use plain text mode in email if possible
* Avoid links and files shared in Instant Messaging software
* Never open email from someone you don't know (line up all spam in your in-box and delete it)
* Avoid taking actions or clickin on URLs in official looking email from banks, government, etc. (verify by phone or on the primary website)
* Avoid e-cards which are not from a specific person (and check with the sender if you are unsure)
* Never install updates or free security software from an email attachment or URL
from ..Best Practices - Internet Safety for 2008

Also note: Suggested Safe Practices
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:10 PM

These emails are an unfortunate mixture of semi-truth, and probably qualify as spam, because people forward them to all their friends and it's one of the things contributing to clogging up bandwidth.

There was a genuine infected Osama email some years ago, but several subsequent hoaxes riding on that:

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

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_osama_virus.htm

Observe boopme's sound advice, but don't be unduly alarmed. And I'd suggest don't immediately follow suggestions in these type of emails regarding informing everyone you know - research first because emails asking you to broadcast them are often spam themselves.
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