CNN announces worst virus ever!!!!!

  blackjohn 15:33 27 Sep 05
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I have just received this email and assume it is genuine.

Apologies if it has been posted before

CNN announces worst virus ever!!!!!
>
>
> 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 . 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 !!!

  Yoda Knight 15:35 27 Sep 05

O.M.G !

Another hoax !

  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:37 27 Sep 05

Utterly ridiculous hoax that even a numpty should spot a mile off. May one enquire as to how you know this is genuine?

G

  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:39 27 Sep 05

......and it is 3 years old...../sigh click here

G

  blackjohn 16:23 27 Sep 05

as i said i didn't know whether it was genuine or not, I said i assume that it was genuine as I had received it from someone else

But GANDALF we all can't be as knowledgeable as you and some time it is better to err on the side of caution and be classified as a "numpty" than get infected with a genuine virus.

We are not all computer wizards such as your good self or there wouldn't be any requirements for this forum

  VoG II 16:25 27 Sep 05

Always worth checking click here before rushing into print.

  Confab 16:26 27 Sep 05

Keep on posting blackjohn. You didn't deserve those comments.

We all have to start somewhere.

Confab (-:

  ade.h 16:27 27 Sep 05

Excuse our wizard friend - he sometimes gets up on the wrong side of bed ;-)

  Hamish 16:38 27 Sep 05

Yes blackjohn. Keep on posting. You were trying to help and should not have had adversed comments made. Not everyone knows where to look or check before printing and I thought we were here to help.

  stalion 18:48 27 Sep 05

you were not to know it was a hoax and if it had of been genuine it would have been a great help to many members.Ignore the condescending attitude you get on here sometimes long time members should know better especially for new members.

  shizzy 22:24 27 Sep 05

When an email tells you to send it on to everyone you know it is always a hoax. Hope this helps.

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