In a Dilemma. Please Advise

  Shikaree 18:46 21 Jul 2009
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A couple of friends from around the world keep sending me e-mails Forwards regarding Virus threats. I'm in a dilemma, Do I protect my other friends or not. If any friends do recieve the Virus, then I'll feel guilty not informing them.

Please advise.

Shikaree

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The latest one is about ... please read below what it says.

HUGE VIRUS COMING!!!

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, 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. This 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 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. 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

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:48 21 Jul 2009

All these sort of things are a Hoax, best to just delete and forget about them. You're only clogging up the net by passing them on.

  chub_tor 18:52 21 Jul 2009

Personally I treat all these round robin "Virus Alert" as hoaxes and never pass them on. Why clog up my friends' inboxes? Never been caught out yet and I have never received emails with any of the attachements mentioned.

  OTT_Buzzard 18:59 21 Jul 2009

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Could carry on, but i think you get the point!

  Shikaree 19:05 21 Jul 2009

Fruit Bat /\0/\, chub_tor,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I do delete some of them, but some of them appear so genuine, it hard to tell if it's true or not.

I'll take your advise - Delete them all.

Shikaree

  Shikaree 19:30 21 Jul 2009

OTT_Buzzard,

Ohhhh!!!! Thanks a lot!!! Aren't a lot of us taken in by these Forward Hoaxes.

I'll send these Links to my friend who sent me this Forward. So she can learn too what these Hoaxes are about.

Shikaree

  Shikaree 14:33 19 Oct 2009

Thanks All!!!

  woodchip 14:35 19 Oct 2009

Please Note my Last post click here

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