Any Need To Worry, Or Just Another Hoax?

  DaddyBear 20:29 06 May 03
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Received this, should I be on the lookout for the file, (I get approx 3-400 mails per day)?


...>From: "Michayla"
>Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 09:03:47 +0100 (GMT Standard Time)
>
>
>i don't know if this is true or not but my friend in the Navy, Lane
>sent it to me so I thought I would share with all of you. In case it
>is true! IMPORTANT WARNING. Please Be Extremely Careful
>Especially if using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail and so on.
>This information arrived this morning, from Microsoft and Norton. Please
>send it to
>everybody
>you know who accesses the Internet. You may receive an apparently
>harmless
>email with a Power Point presentation "Life is beautiful.
>pps" If you
>receive it DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and delete it
>immediately. If you open this file, a message will appear on your
>screen
>saying: "It is too late now, your life is no longer
>beautiful", subsequently
>you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC and the person who sent it to you
>will
>gain access to your name, e-mail and password. This is a new virus
>which
>started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING
>POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS VIRUS: AOL has already confirmed the severity,
>and the
>antivirus Softs are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been
>created
>by a hacker who calls himself "life owner", PLEASE MAKE A
>COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.
>

Or just another waste of my time?

Regards

DB

  hugh-265156 20:32 06 May 03

delete it its another hoax.

  Tim1964 20:33 06 May 03

If an email says "....this came from Microsoft" or "....send to everyone in your address book" it's a hoax and bin it!

  hugh-265156 20:34 06 May 03
  MartinT-B 20:39 06 May 03

or click here

FYI (For Your Information) All you need to do if you are worried about this sort of thing is to enter the name of the 'virus' into Google within inverted commas ie

"Life is beautiful.pps"

If it's a hoax every reputable AV company will have it uploaded to search engines and there will be many hits

  MartinT-B 20:40 06 May 03
  DaddyBear 21:10 06 May 03

Many thanks guys....

I'll sleep tonight now...

Regards

DB

;o)

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