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better be safe tan sorry!!!

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:33 AM
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you boys out west may know of this, maybe not. i received this today, and thought id send it along. if anyone has input, please respond. whoops, typeo on than....lol

rickyd


> Hi
> All,
>
>
> I
> checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for
> this virus! I
> checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message
> sent around to your contacts ASAP.
>
>
> PLEASE
> FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!
>
>
>
> You
> should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any
> message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM
> HALLMARK,
> 'regardless
> of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A
> POSTCARD IMAGE, which
> 'burns'
> the whole hard disc C of your computer.
>
>
>
>
>
> This
> virus will be received from someone who=2 0has your e-mail
> address in
> his/her
> contact list. This is the reason why you need to 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' POSTCARD,' even though
> sent to you by a
> friend,
> do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This
> is
> the
> worst virus announced by CNN..
>
>
>
>
> It
> has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive
> virus ever.
> This
> virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no
> repair
> yet
> for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero
> Sector
> of
> the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
>
 

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Old 08-01-2009, 02:09 AM
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Rick,

old news dating back to 2008 and older.

if you read SNOPES to the end, you will also find out that although the Postcard virus is real, it isn't a "BIG VIRUS COMING" (it's already been around in multiple forms for a long time now), it will not "burn the whole hard disc" of your computer, CNN didn't classify it as the "worst virus" ever, and it doesn't arrive in messages bearing a subject line of 'Invitation.'
in part, it is a URBAN LEGEND, false. Like many virus, it does exist, but it doesnt do what the email says.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

the digital drama queens abound on the "Forward this email internet" and I suppose that some get a kick of seeing a few computer people terrorized.

now that I said that, lets not forget that this site, Cadillacforum, was brought down by a virus about 2 years ago and has yet to recover, as problems persist.


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Last edited by Stealth; 08-01-2009 at 02:16 AM.
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