Virus warning

  Curio 18:14 11 Dec 07
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Just received this by email. Forwarded for your info. Unknown if true, but better safe than sorry.

If you receive an email titled: "It Takes Guts to Say Jesus"
DO NOT OPEN IT. It will erase everything on your hard drive.
This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that
this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than
"Melissa," and that there is NO Remedy for it at this time.
Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat function
from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents on the
hard drive.
It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft
Internet Explorer.
It destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible computers.

This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it.
Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book ! and please share
it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat maybe stopped.

Please practice cautionary measures and tell anyone that may have access
to your computer. Forward this warning to everyone that you know that might
access the Internet.

Joyce L. Bober
IBM Information Systems

  skidzy 18:17 11 Dec 07

2 Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book ! and please share
it with all your online friends ASAP "

Sounds like a hoax to me !!!

First of heard of this one though.

  stugra 18:18 11 Dec 07
  mfletch 18:19 11 Dec 07

McAfee

Virus Profile: Guts to Say Jesus hoax
Risk Assessment
- Home Users: N/A
- Corporate Users: N/A
Date Discovered: 1/22/1999
Date Added: 1/22/1999
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
SubType: E-mail
DAT Required: Not Applic

Virus Characteristics
AVERT HOAX Notice!!

McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of a new email HOAX.

This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no other message that the user will receive about the HOAX as the initial email states. AVERT has not received any report of a user's hard drive being erased for opening the email.

We are advising users who receive the email to delete it and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

  skidzy 18:20 11 Dec 07

Thats that answered then Lol.

  Technotiger 18:41 11 Dec 07

'Tis the time of Year - quite normal to get lots of nonsense like this at Yuletide. Merry Christmas Everybody! LoL ........

  Curio 18:48 11 Dec 07

Winged again!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:41 11 Dec 07

click here and click here give lots of info on hoax emails.

G

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