Computer Virus

Elmer Fudd

Miserable Old Bar Steward
I received this e-mail off 2 totally unconnected friends yesterday / today.
They both say it is a genuine warning so I thought I would cut and copy it here, just in case....


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 . 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: "You've received a Post Card from a Family member".

As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so
that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ delkeys 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 Post Card from ....." As soon
as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if you know the sender !!!

Please pass this mail to all of your friends.

Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people,
like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All

Joan Outram
Community Work Assistant
East Ayrshire Council
Northwest Area Centre
Western Rd


My auntie has discovered the joys of sending E-cards recently.
I'd better ring and tell her she'll bring down civilisation if she's not carefull. :blush:


Dont ever do these things - e-cards are well past there sell by date...

Anyone who can click as far as an e-card could send a basic email if not longer.....
Elmer Fudd

Elmer Fudd

Miserable Old Bar Steward
It's the 1st time I've ever seen one of these types of e-mail so, although slightly sceptical, I thought I'd take note of it.

Am I now officially classified as a Dufoss ? If so I will change my user name !!
Not as bad as some!

One a couple of years ago gave instructions on how to delete files from the registry and thus crash your own computer!

E-Cards and PDFs are the latest way of spamming.

As above if you don't recognise, don't open.

Keith Oates

Penarth, Wales
For me, getting a virus is so maddening and as a result I've sometimes ditched e-mails from people when they were genuine ones. I think death is too lenient a punishment for those that make and send out virus onto the internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Über Member
If you get one of these emails you should immediately reboot in to dos and type in:

C:>del *.*

then hit return.
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