huge computer virius coming ?????

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by out of control, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. 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
     
  2. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Anyone that opens something that says "POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK" deserves to get a virus.
     
  3. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Crap crap and more crap
     
  4. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    god help us jesus! god and baby jesus help us!
     
  5. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

  6. We got a warning at work the other day! It is real, and to use hallmark is bullshit.
     
  7. TheScionicMan

    TheScionicMan Last non-Hating Stern Fan

    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:
     
  8. 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:
     
  9. late1

    late1 Member

    Your better take proper precautions and reformat your C: drive.
     
  10. secrecyguy

    secrecyguy Member

    I just read the article. It's not the biggest virus but it's not new either.
     
  11. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    You're e-mail is quoted word for word in the snopes article.
     
  12. I don't care. I did not produce that email. My sister received it from someone else. Then she forwarded it to me. My point was the email is no scam. Just someone trying to spread the word. That's all.
     
  13. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

    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.

    But like BMF said, anyone who opens the postcard deserves what they get.
     
  14. jwt873

    jwt873 Member

    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?
     
  15. Like I already said I don't really care.
     

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