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From Erik Weber <ewe...@cimedia.com>
Subject Re: IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!! NEW DISTRUCTIVE VIRUS!!!!! DON' T OPEN...
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2001 23:18:41 GMT
These are both hoaxes that have been around for years.

-Erik


Catalin Palsu wrote:

> At 11:12 AM 9/12/01 +0300, you wrote:
>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>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.
> > > > >>
> > > > >>Please read the following.
> > > > >>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 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.
> > > > >>Please pass this mail to all of 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
> >!!
> > > > >>
> > > > >>Sharing this with you as a service of ITs FX Inc.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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