huge computer virius coming ?????

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Has anyone gotten an email like this from a friend ? Or heard of this anywhere ? I'll copy, and paste the body of the email below.......

Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!
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
 

TheScionicMan

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Yes, friends sending emails are a much more powerful force than the major anti-virus companies and/or the media. Hurry and forward this to every one of your friends that think you're an idiot. This will confirm it.

(If you can't write a virus, write a virus-warning email. It's the next best thing) :bigahh:
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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The email I got is not a scam. It is just something my sister forwarded to me. I've done nothing with the email since I got it. It is funny that it is a "hallmark" centered virus. Tis the holiday season :wave:
You're e-mail is quoted word for word in the snopes article.
 

Evil_Ernie

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From the snopes page:

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.'
Tell your sister to tell the person who sent it to her to stop emailing her crap like that unless they check out the snopes site first, even if it is valid, the email itself is BS and like the above quote states, it's been around before in different forms like 123Greetings, bluemountain.com, and countless other e-card vendors.

But like BMF said, anyone who opens the postcard deserves what they get.
 

jwt873

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There are over 50,000 known viruses, trojans and other forms of malware circulating around the world.. New ones are being created every month. Saying "There's a virus coming" is kind of like saying you might get bitten by a mosquito if you go into the woods.

These e-mails are generally a waste of time. .Should Virus Warning Emails be Forwarded?
 
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From the snopes page:



Tell your sister to tell the person who sent it to her to stop emailing her crap like that unless they check out the snopes site first, even if it is valid, the email itself is BS and like the above quote states, it's been around before in different forms like 123Greetings, bluemountain.com, and countless other e-card vendors.
Like I already said I don't really care.