Virus Alert

dan_bo

How much does it cost to Oldham?
Location
Failsworth
Got this this morning:

RECEIV ED THIS MORNING
>>
>>I checked with Norton Antivirus and they are=20 gearing up for this virus
> so
>>I believe this is real. I checked snopes.com and this they say it is
> for
>>real.
>>
>> Get this sent around to your contacts ASAP...we don't need this
> spreading
>>around.
>>
>> READ AS SOON AS POSSIB=E and PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING TO
FRIENDS,
>
>>FAMILY AN= CONTACTS:
>>
>> You should be alert during the next days:=Do not open any message
> with an
>>attached filed called "Invitation" regardless of who sent it. It is a
>>virus that opens=an Olympic Torch which "burns" the whole hard disc C
> of
>>you= computer.. This virus will be received from someone who has your
>>e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you sho=ld send
> this
>>e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25
> times
>>than to receive the virus =nd open it.
>>
>> If you receive a mail called "invitation",=20 though sent by a friend,
> do
>>not open it and shut down yo=r computer immediately. This is the worst
>
>>Virus announced =y CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the
most
>
>>destructive virus ever. This virus was disco=ered by McAfee yesterday,
> and
>>there is no repair yet for this=kind of virus. This virus simply
> destroys
>>the Zero Sector of =he Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.
>>
>> SEN= THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. COPY THIS E-MAIL AND SEND IT
> TO
>>YOUR FRIENDS AND REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT
> ALL
>>OF US.
 

BentMikey

Rider of Seolferwulf
Location
South London
And did you actually check snopes yourself? No, because if you did, you wouldn't have reposted this hoax.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/invitation.asp
 
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dan_bo

dan_bo

How much does it cost to Oldham?
Location
Failsworth
easy kidda! I only did what I thought was the right thing- i've never even heard of snopes. go and get yourself a brew and a sit down.
 
I have a friend (not a close one) who keeps sending me this crap and it really gets on my wick!! No matter how often I explain that this stuff is a waste of space and time, they keep sending me it.

People, any e-mail that asks you to send it on to as many other people as possible (usually in capital letters!) is either a viral e-mail or a hoax.

DO NOT SEND THESE E-MAILS ON TO ANYONE!!:rolleyes:
 

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
I took it as a Flu warning, I had my flu jab from the company two weeks back.
 

BentMikey

Rider of Seolferwulf
Location
South London
dan_bo said:
easy kidda! I only did what I thought was the right thing- i've never even heard of snopes. go and get yourself a brew and a sit down.
You can't have read the email very well then!! It mentions snopes.com in there. Anyway, no harm done, I hope you learn from the experience.
 

rob_mcp

New Member
I get these from time to time from well meaning relatives and friends but I was rather surprised to get one from an experienced IT chap from a major vendor via my IT Project manager wife- both allegedly with over 20 years experience!
 

Pete

Guest
Three or four years ago, an E-mail hoax circulated at work - not an IT/virus hoax but the well-known one about cars driving about with no lights ("The first person who 'flashes' them, points at them or sounds their Horn at them, has to be followed by that new gang member in their car, who then has to fire a shot into that vehicle !!! with no regard as to who is inside"). Possibly some of you will have heard of that one. Dismissed by Snopes and other hoax-busters, as were many others of this type. The point is, this hoax was backed up as genuine by our facilities manager, a guy also responsible for our security, well in with the local police and other facilities managers around the estate, and regularly having meetings with the local plod's Beat Officer. He really should have known better. Instead, he got rather shirty when I pointed out to him, backed by evidence, that it was a hoax...
 
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