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Virus Alert [moderator note - probably hoax]

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Sam.G, Dec 5, 2003.

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  1. Sam.G

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    WORST VIRUS EVER ---CNN ANNOUNCED
    PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST !!
    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 and
    no vaccine has yet ! been developed. 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 all.
     
  2. Mr.D

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    Is this supposed to be ironic or something?
     
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    I bet this is one of those common hoax viruses. Causes almost as much trouble as a real virus by getting everyone to send the email on to all their contacts who in turn do the same.

    Funny that as it is supposed to be 'CNN announced' there is absolutely no mention of this on CNN's website.

    Plus no mention of this 'worst virus ever' on the microsoft site either.

    Greg
     
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