Virus Warning

  Curio 19:05 14 Aug 2007
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Just received this via email from family member. Unknown if genuine, but worth passing on.


READ IMMEDIATELY PLS



> Get this sent around to your contacts ASAP...we don't need this spreading around.
>
> PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:
>
>
>
> You should be alert during the next days:
>
> Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Invitation' regardless of who sent it, It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch
> 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, that is why you should 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 'invitation' , though sent by a friend, do not open it and 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
>
> SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW ,
>
> COPY THIS E-MAIL AND SEND! IT TO YOUR FRIENDS
>
> AND REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

  Stuartli 19:16 14 Aug 2007

There's dozens of them:

click here

I just Delete anything mentioning e-cards or similar.

  Clapton is God 19:16 14 Aug 2007

"do not open it and shut down your computer immediately."

And then what???

  Totally-braindead 19:18 14 Aug 2007

Its a hoax.

  rodriguez 19:18 14 Aug 2007

That's an old one - the first time I saw it was in 2000 for the Sydney olympics then it came round nearly every olympic event after that.

  Stuartli 19:21 14 Aug 2007

The best thing that can be done, if you use Outlook Express, is to PERMANENTLY Disable the Preview Pane.

This prevents any nasties from escaping merely with clicking on an e-mail; you can safely read a suspicious e-mail with the PP disabled by highlighting it and reading the header and message.

Any doubts, just keep Cancelling and then use the Tool Bar Delete button.

  Kate B 19:35 14 Aug 2007

Half the problem with that kind of email is that zillions of copies of it get circulated, clogging up zillions of inboxes. Don't pass them on, please, at least not to me.

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