Be careful, A new virus alert on yahoo and hotmail!

@cmsk2005 (1770)
United States
August 30, 2007 6:37am CST
There is a new virus alert for yahoo amil and Hotmail. be careful opening any email on yahoo and hotmail sent by any unknown person or source. It will have a subject of Life is beautiful. If you open the mail, it will say its too late now, your life is no longer beautiful. AOl has already told it as a very strong and harmful virus. So just be careful. I just came to know so want to let you all know about it. If you opne it, all of your files and information will disapper from you PC and the person who sent it will get all your personal informations like your IP, name, address, password and email address. The sender is detected as a hacker called life owner. This virus is not detectable and removable by any antivirus software
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@anonymili (3140)
30 Aug 07
Hi pal sorry to say but this is a hoax which has been circulating for 5 years or so now. "Before forwarding a virus warning email, it is always a good idea to check that the information in the message is valid. Virus hoaxes are quite common, and like this one, they tend to circulate for years after they are first launched. In other cases, virus warnings that may have been originally true circulate long after the described virus has ceased to be a significant threat. Virus hoaxes and outdated warnings are no help to anybody. All they do is waste time, cause confusion and needlessly clutter inboxes. Such problems mean that forwarding warning emails may not be the best way to help battle viruses and other computer security threats." Details about this hoax can be found at: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/life-is-beautiful-virus-hoax.html Microsoft and Yahoo and AOL do not send out virus warnings. Not sure why people create this silly hoaxes apart from to scare those not as tech-savvy as themselves. I always check any emailed warnings such as this one you've posted before forwarding as years ago I got really told off by some pals for "believing everything you read" LOL :)
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I think its not clearly said in my email so I em writin here. This notice did not came in yahoo or microsoft, came from my husbands adminstration and we came to know from there. So this is not what came in the mail, the mail will come with the virus, not any alert. try to be acreful if you get one
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@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
30 Aug 07
anonymili, this is came from our office adminstration, they have told us in our personal intranet so I did not feel to check it. Plus after doing fake alerts, if some time they really send the virus ? So isn't it better to just be extra careful when there is possibility and also to remind people about it? Moreover, ofcourse many people out there who are not so much internet savvy or expert whatever, may be this alert can help them more thn other. As it was a University official alert I thought I might let all my friends know the thing. If fake, thats better. You know what I mean?
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Aug 07
anonymili thaks for covering this hoax edge. I was in the process of doing it but ya got it covered. Thanks again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
30 Aug 07
The same thing did come up a few months ago. I think they keep doing it intermittently. Thanks for the alert sweetie. good luck!
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@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Its acually the alert from our office adminstration, so you will get only the email containing the virus not the alert thru Yahoo or hotmail. I thought its better to atleast let you know so I posted. Hope it will help dear!
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
30 Aug 07
I am glad that you posted this.
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@sunshinecup (7882)
30 Aug 07
Yeah this is the very reason I don't open emails from people I don't know or with no name on them. Jerks that make this stuff get on my last nerve. Thanks for posting this alert, the more that know the better.
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@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
30 Aug 07
yes it real annoying. If you see any mail with the above subject line, just be extra careful and delete immidiately. I generally do the same as you.
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Thanks for the information. I will be extra careful when checking my mail now.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I make it a habit to never open emails from any source not in my address book. Even those friends here that ask for mine I offer it but tell them I need theirs first so I can add it to my address book otherwise it goes right into the spam pile and gets deleted. Got to be safe here I say. Thanks for this info even though I never see any type of mail like this unless I look into my spam folders. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Me too, I try not to open any mail what don't know. But for me and many others, who are in several other sites, sometime forget to add the address to wishlist or got a very new site which is not added to the wishlist, in that case I miss those mail in junk and its too hard to check all th junk. Yes, just another reminder, we never know when it actually happen and in what for. Have a great day BOB!