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Postcard virus warning


Among the latest virus hoaxes, an email alert warns of 'the worst virus ever' with an attachment 'POSTCARD' or 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK', it spreads since february 2008 and it is of course absolutely false.

In some versions, the information would have been verified on Snopes.com, that actually reported about a different e-card virus threat with a similar name.

In example :

Subject: VERY IMPORTANT - BIG VIRUS COMING!!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!!

ht*p://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

Hi All, I checked Snopes (URL above:), 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 has 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.

COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

Snopes lists all the names it could come in.




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*00651d    (2009-07-18 04:45:22)
Address book block

Is it true that if you put A in the name and then AAAAAA(at)AAA.AAA as the email that it will not send to the rest of the address book?  Then whe it comes back undeliverable you will knowthat you have a virus or worm?


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