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Got an email today with new virus warning...


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#1 sweetpea84

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 12:42 PM

This is what the email contained:


HUGE VIRUS COMING ! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !

Hi All,

I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!
I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent around to all your contacts ASAP.& nbsp;

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG YOUR 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 drive of your computer.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address on his/her contact list. That 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 if it is 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

What do you think?

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#2 ddeerrff

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:33 PM

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp
Check near the bottom.
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:11 PM

Ah ha, got it...thanks!

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:15 PM

This is an age old hoax where the general content of the email is exactly the same, only the name or type of virus has been changed and what it actually does differs. It's possible the most obnoxious chain letter out there.
I would never ask a person to do something that I wouldn't do myself.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:22 PM

99.45% of all e-mails that ask the recipient to "forward this to everyone in your contacts" are meaningless drivel that you oughtn't waste time on. The other 0.55% too, come to think of it.

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 01 October 2009 - 10:22 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:12 AM

I think there's room for a +/- .01% variance in there. In case hell freezes over.

Edited by Eric RBA, 02 October 2009 - 12:04 PM.

I would never ask a person to do something that I wouldn't do myself.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:38 AM

Good Luck with that happening

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:00 PM

I think there's room for a +/1 .01% variance in there. In case hell freezes over.

Dear friends,

Hell has frozen over! Please forward this message to everyone on your contacts list!

Regards,
Some Schmuck

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:36 PM

Now that's funny right there

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:12 AM

It's so ridiculous it has to say I checked with Snopes and it's true. Some people read that part alone and automatically assume it's got to be true. At least I trained one of my customers, he actually checked Snopes when he got an email saying free Ericson laptop finding out it was false.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:47 PM

Postcard from Hallmark Virus Hoax
http://antivirus.about.com/od/emailhoaxes/p/postcard.htm

Hoax Kill Service
http://www.hoaxkill.com/

Once you are certain that a message is a hoax, you can send it to hoaxkill@hoaxkill.com

Our software will then extract the addresses of all previous recipients from the message and inform them all that the message is a hoax.

:thumbsup:

Hoax Slayer
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/

Break The Chain
http://www.breakthechain.org/

Hoaxes, myths, urban legends
http://vmyths.com/hmul/

Edited by garmanma, 03 October 2009 - 09:12 PM.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:08 PM

POSTCARD = Fake!

However There is A REAL Virus Like This Called CIH . But Only For Win9X - So Your Safe!


The Email Is A Lie!




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