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Snopes verified virus

Postby mrbreze » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:18 pm

Terry,

I read this in the Yuwie.com site and I quote:

" ERGENT: ALERT VIRUS [Del.ico.us] [Digg This] [Technorati] [Addblink] [Furl It] [Reddit] [Stumble Upon] [Add to Favorites]
This was sent to me by our former MIS guru so I do believe her
I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this
virus!
I checked snopes.com , this morning ( 7-22-08 ) 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,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, 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. This is the reason why you need to 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' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it.! This includes all cards, too. 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.
COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US.
>>>
>>> http://www.snopes.com/computer/vir...
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Be aware guys.
Terry, I hope I put this in the right forum.

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Re: Snopes verified virus

Postby Tel » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:32 pm

Thanks for the warning Rick, but it sounds like another hoax similar to one that was posted around a few months ago. I'd ignore it!
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Re: Snopes verified virus

Postby mrbreze » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:45 pm

Wasn't sure Terry. Seemed best to post it in here with folks who have more experience.

Thanks for the reply.
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