WARNING: Is this Virus for real

  audeal 12:44 17 Aug 2008
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This is from an e-mail I recieved this morning so I thought I might post it here as a warning to others. MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND ABOUT IT.
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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.


Well there you have it. Caution is needed at all times. If you do get it then do not open it, just delete it at once.

Audeal

  pj123 12:57 17 Aug 2008

It is a HOAX and it has been around for years now.

Just delete it.

  sidecar sid 12:57 17 Aug 2008

It's a hoax.
click here

  pj123 12:59 17 Aug 2008

Should have added:

Do not forward it to anyone.

  audeal 20:25 17 Aug 2008

I thought it might be a hoax but wanted to be sure.

Many thanks. Audeal

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