Is this a Hoax Virus Threat

  Border View 19:16 28 Mar 08
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Received the following warning e-mail - is this a hoax or not?

Thought you should be aware of the following: Emails with pictures of
>>>>> Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the
>>>>> moment you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not
>>>>> be able to fix it. If you get an email along the lines of 'Osama Bin
>>>>> Laden Captured' or 'Osama Hanged' DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT.
>>>>> This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe.
>>>>> Be considerate and send this warning to all those you know, especially
>>>>> friends, family and contacts.
>>>>> You should be alert during the following days.. Do not open any
>>>>> message with an attached file called 'Invitation' regardless of who
>>>>> sent it.
>>>>> This is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch 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 why you should 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 'Invitation', even though it is sent by
>>>>> a friend, do not open it, but shut down your computer immediately.
>>>>> This is the worst visus announced by CNN. It has been classified by
>>>>> Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
>>>>> This virus was discovered by McAfee and at present there is no repair
>>>>> for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of
>>>>> the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
>>>>> PLEASE PASS THIS ON
>

  brundle 19:17 28 Mar 08
  jack 20:33 28 Mar 08

of the dodgy mail will nearly always come up with an appropriate site listing the Hoaxes and otherwise.
If it says PASS it ON

Take it as read not to- simply .delete
And if the sender is known to you pass back this advice.
I bet too it came in with masses of other sender addresses attached - ripe for the Harvesting thereof of
Will they ever learn???

  Border View 20:33 28 Mar 08

Thank you. I have bookmarked that web site for recommendation to friends.

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