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#1 of 6 Old 12-17-2002, 01:05 PM - Thead Starter
 
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This was sent to me in an email. When I get home tonight from work Iam going to try and locate the link to this to make sure this is true but thought I would post it now just incase it is true and let everyone know.

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 and no
> vaccine has yet ! been developed. 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!!!
> Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm
> sure most people, like myself, would rather receive
> this 25 times than not at all.
>
>
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Usually, if the email contains "Do not delete" and/or "Forward to everyone in your address book", it's probably an Urban Legend. This is a common one.

http://www.tafkac.org/ulz/xvirus2.html#card
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there are so many hoaxes out there now....it is hard to tell which is true and which isn't
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That is so very true so that is why Iam going to do some searching tonight to see if this is a hoax or for real but just incase it is real...... I wanted to let everyone know. If it turns out to be a hoax I will also let you know......
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It's definitely a hoax ... the link I posted above tells about the hoax.
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Thanks Dawn......... now I don't gotta do that searching.....
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