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New Virus

By rede2g0 ·
*** WARNING ***

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft (
<> and by McAfee (
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 Virtual 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 keysor the reset
button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus
permanently destroying the hard disk.
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. Please pass on this mail to all your friends.
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather
receive this 25 times than not at all.

Also: Intel announced that a new and very destructive virus was
discovered recently. If you receive an email called "An Internet
Flower For You", do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus
removes all dynamic link libraries(.dll files) from your computer.
Your computer will not be able to boot up.


I just recieved this message from an employee of my company? Has anyone heard of this?

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Clueless in Seattle

by dpalsen In reply to New Virus

Mcafee lists it as a hoax. As a point of ref...anything that urges you to send something to EVERYONE on your contact list usually is. Also, if it says "I'd rather receive this 20 times than not at all", it's another tag line of a hoax. Find something better to do with yourselves!

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Remedy for hoax viruses

by Naamor In reply to Clueless in Seattle

I have recieved many of these warnings, mostly from well meaning family and friends who are not really computer savvy.
My response to them is:
"Before forwarding any virus warning go to the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center at
find out if it is a hoax or not. If it is a hoax, delete the message and forget about it."
So far it seems to be working, e-mails from my family and friends such as this has decreased dramatically.

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