[saymaListserv] Fw: Beware of diabolical virus (CNN announced)
moriah at preferred.com
Wed Jun 20 16:16:51 JEST 2001
According to a link at the website http://urbanlegends.about.com
this warning is a hoax. If you want to check the link yourself, you can
go to the Virus Hoaxes page of the Urban Legends site, click on
A to Z Listings of Virus Hoaxes
then click on
CIAC Internet Hoaxes.
The thing that sent me to Urban Legends was the absence of any warnings
from the antivirus company (Symantec) that serves the SAYMA office --
I've received no alerts via their e-mail newsletter, and there are no
alerts for these "viruses" at their service page.
For f/Friends concerned about safety from computer viruses, I'd like to
suggest the following --
-- install reliable antivirus software on your computer
-- update the virus definitions often, as advised by your software
-- avail yourself of whatever alerts the company offers, such as by
newsletter or website
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Monday, June 11, 2001 11:32 AM
> Subject: Beware of diabolical virus (CNN announced)
> > > > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST !!
> > > > 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. 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
> > > > 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 !!
> > > >
> > > > SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!
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