Is this another Hoax??

  Bagsey 10:06 20 Jul 2008
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Has anyone heard anything about this??
Is it another scare mongering message.??

VERY IMPORTANT - BIG VIRUS COMING !!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!!

click here - Snopes lists all the names it could come in.

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

I checked Snopes (URL above:), 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 - it 'burns' the entire hard disc C. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in their contact list.This is the reason why you must send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message multiple times than to receive the virus and open it. If you receive 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. McAfee discovered this virus yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
COPY THIS E-MAIL TO YOUR FRIENDS.

REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT ON, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:11 20 Jul 2008

Emails like this are invariably hoaxes. Delete it and please don't forward it, to anyone.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:14 20 Jul 2008

click here it is based on a little truth/tenuous links and it was not classified by CNN as 'the worst virus ever'. Delete and forget. Do not send on to oyur firends etc. You need to read the Snopes article carefully as it is a semi-hoax and a general load of cobblers.

G

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:15 20 Jul 2008

At the bottom of the Snopes home-page:

"Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2008"

Never believe anything from a site like that.

  Forum Editor 10:46 20 Jul 2008

that elements of your message contain some truth (there is a postcard virus), the message itself is a hoax - the virus cannot destroy your hard drive.

All circular emails like this are hoaxes, and should never be passed on to your contacts list - never, under any circumstances. Anyone who writes "I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!" is lying.

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