postie24 17:23 09 Nov 2006

information arrived this morning direct from both Microsoft and Norton.

Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet.

You may receive an apparently harmless email with a Power Point presentation "Life is beautiful"

If you receive it DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and delete it immediately. If you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying: "It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful." Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC and the person who sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.

This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the antivirus software's are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself "life owner ."

  Pamy 17:25 09 Nov 2006

postie24, I cannot imagine Microsoft or Norton sending this

  brundle 17:26 09 Nov 2006

While I wouldn't discourage anyone from being vigilant, sounds very much like
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and these
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  postie24 17:28 09 Nov 2006

Pamy, got it sent to me in an email from my brother.Has anyone heard anything about this?

  Graham. 17:28 09 Nov 2006

The 'Beautiful' virus hoax is yonks old:
click here

  Miros 17:30 09 Nov 2006
  postie24 17:30 09 Nov 2006

Thanks for info brundle

  Stuartli 17:33 09 Nov 2006

Microsoft NEVER sends out e-mails on an individual or otherwise basis unless it has been specifically requested by the recipient.

  Kate B 17:34 09 Nov 2006

thanks for the thought, postie, but as you've seen, those are always hoaxes.

  postie24 17:36 09 Nov 2006

Sorry to cause concern everyone,thanks for letting me know its a hoax

  Legolas 18:06 09 Nov 2006

postie24 Thanks for the warning even although it was a hoax. In these cases it is better to be safe than sorry. No need to apologize your intentions were genuine.

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