Virus alert....hoax??

  Baslla321 15:51 08 Aug 2005

I received the following alert from a friend. Quote
A new virus has just been discovered that has been 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
Is this a hoax please ?

  mattyc_92 15:53 08 Aug 2005

Never heard of it.

McAfee, Symantec, etc.. wouldn't send e-mails to people, they would just post the virus info on their site.

Just delete it.

  VoG II 16:03 08 Aug 2005

Hoax click here

  Baslla321 16:14 08 Aug 2005

Thanks very much.

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