VIRUS WARNING!

Nothing to do with pregnancy but this came from our IT department (at work) and they have said it is genuine. Loads of people are on this forum so we can spread the warning!


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

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  • http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

    That's the actual link from Snopes, it really is a good website for checking out email hoaxes, but has obviously not been checked by whoever made up the warning.

    The 'Postcard' virus is real but will not 'burn' your hard disc. It has apparently been around a while (since 2007) so the warning you were sent contains some misleading information.

    Just read the Snopes page again, the advice is if you do get a card notification, don't click on the link but go to the card website yourself and enter whatever code they have given you, the worst that will happen is you won't get a card!

    x

    [Modified by: thistle on January 08, 2009 12:29 PM]



    [Modified by: thistle on January 08, 2009 12:35 PM]

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