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by Ice

Dangerous Virus

 I want to thank Phil for passing this one to me.  Yep, I received a few of these also.  I never open e-cards and suggest that you ignore any that you may receive… even if you know who sent it.

Tough luck for the e-card companies.  Someone has decided to ruin their businesses.

I have been receiving MANY notices claiming “that a friend/partner/family/classmate has sent you a greeting.”  It looks like those you get from Hallmark and American Greetings.  I have not clicked on any of the links and now I’m glad.
 
Subject: BAD – BAD VIRUS…IMPORTANT TO READ
  

THIS IS VERY, VERY REAL.  Please don’t open any “greeting card” e-mails unless you know who they’re from.    This is verified at Snopes.com
         
 http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp
            (last update 1 July 2007)
 
This was also checked out on TruthOrFiction website:
 http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/e/e-card.htm
 
            WORST VIRUS EVER — CNN ANNOUNCED

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!
 
A new virus has just been discovered that has be 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 with the title:  “A Card for You”.
 
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, thus 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 Virtual Card for You.”  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 this to everyone in your address book. I’m sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at all.

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August 9, 2007 - Posted by | Virus Alert

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