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Old 27th April 2004, 05:45 PM   #1
karma is offline karma  Canada
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Default new virus is out

> DON T OPEN " A CARD FOR YOU "
> WORST VIRUS EVER ---CNN ANNOUNCED
> PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST !!
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> 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:
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> 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 !!!


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Old 27th April 2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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Default Its bogus....

Don't bother with this, its bogus. A quick google for a card for you and virus turned up several sites explaining that this is bogus.

People, before you spread this type of stuff around, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do a quick search to see if its true or not!!!!

A couple of major red flags that say its bogus include:

CNN siting things, Microsoft employees responding, and permanent physical damage. Not to mention things like "most destructive ever", and "please send to everyone" almost always means its a hoax.

As a side note, wiping sector zero of your hard disk does NOT permanently destroy it, it just makes life very difficult for people who know what they're doing.

Again, its a hoax people!
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Old 27th April 2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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new virus is out
It's pretty useless with this types of virus warnings because those who usually double click on everything won't stop doing so and the rest know it's a message not aimed for them.....you could also change to a non-Windows computer, Macintosh maybe?
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Old 28th April 2004, 02:10 AM   #4
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Old 28th April 2004, 02:15 AM   #5
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muhahahahah

that virus warning was from cogeco.ca not me but i guese i should have looked it up. i was in a hurry



i got hell for it anyway lol funny stuff
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Old 28th April 2004, 03:26 AM   #6
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You have just received the Amish Virus.
Since we do not have electricity or computers, you are on the honor system.

Please delete all of your files.

Thank thee.
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Old 28th April 2004, 06:17 AM   #7
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send the virus to me il open it up with my program and tell you guys what it does to your PEECEE'S that are venerable to them : O)
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Old 28th April 2004, 10:55 AM   #8
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Default Re: new virus is out

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Originally posted by karma
A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever.
They must have forgotten who it was that released Internet Explorer into the wild.
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Old 28th April 2004, 11:11 AM   #9
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new virus is out
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This cactus is from my motherinlaw, blooms like crazy. The colour is red-violet-pink-neon-like
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Old 28th April 2004, 11:25 AM   #10
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Default Hoax !

Never believe such nonsense mails especially when it contains "news" from Microsoft or other big companies.

Better invest some time in installing a good virusscanner and update it regularly.
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