virus alert! pls do not ignore!

Philippines
November 3, 2007 3:48pm CST
this was posted by a friend of mine from YUWIE - if your not a member yet go join. 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+ 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: “You’ve received a Post Card from”. As soon as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if You know the sender !!!
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@santuccie (3375)
• United States
4 Nov 07
This is a six-year-old hoax. See here: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/a-card-for-you.htm
4 Nov 07
ya i agree dat the virus alerts should not be ignored... 1)virus hampers the efficient workin of our system.. 2)virus make duplecate copies of our files and folders and hence putting them in infinite loop... 3)virus also currupt our window in which we are working.... so better to install an anti virus software ...
• Philippines
4 Nov 07
A lot of these so-called virus alerts are hoaxes. It's simply good practice not to open attachments you didn't ask for.
@sparkster (181)
4 Nov 07
this sounds a lot like the olympic torch virus i was warned about 6 months ago, it does the exact same thing but i think it said invitation instead of postcard
• United States
3 Nov 07
This is a hoax that has been circulating for quite some time. Visit the link I listed and get more details about the hoax if you would like. http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_a_for_you_.htm