is this a spoof

  ray7 21:28 10 Oct 2006

Be alert during the next few days: Don't open any message with anattached file called "Invitation", regardless of who sent it. It's a virus that opens an Olympic Torch that "burns" the whole hard disk of your computer.
This virus will come from someone who has your e-mail address; that's why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts. It's better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the
virus DON'T open it and shut down your computer immediately... This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it's been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. The virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there's no repair yet for this particular virus. It simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disk, where vital information is kept. Also:- Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment you open these emails your compute will crash and you will not be able to fix it! This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel . Don't be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you know. If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden Captured" or "Osama Hanged"
don't open the attachment.

  mikef. 21:40 10 Oct 2006

It's another hoax click here

  mikef. 21:42 10 Oct 2006

also click here

  ray7 21:53 10 Oct 2006

Many thanks. I suspected it might be but its nice to be re-assured


  Forum Editor 22:59 10 Oct 2006

which purports to warn you about a virus that can wipe your hard drive is a hoax, especially if it contains any mention of Microsoft, the Pentagon, a university professor, or a major anti-virus software company.

None of these sources have ever, or will ever circulate a warning in this way.

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