New Virus to Share

@agihcam (1915)
Philippines
June 26, 2008 7:58pm CST
You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled "POST CARD FROM HALLMARK" regardless of whom sent it to you. It is a virus which opens a postcard image, which BURNS the whole hard disc of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your email address in his/her contact list. If you receive a mail called POSTCARD, even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it, Shut down your computer immediately.
5 responses
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
thanks for the very useful info..i have a question though why will we shut down the computer? why not just delete it?
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
I'm not sure the logic here also, but I guess deleting it will do. I'll continue searching.
@freak369 (4989)
• United States
27 Jun 08
What good does shutting down your computer do? You need to delete it and let the person who sent it to you know that his or her computer is compromised. I checked online and didn't see any type of warning or update about this virus so it could in fact be a complete hoax.
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
This information came from one of my IT friend, and after a couple of minutes searching on the net, I found this site http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp sounds it is a hoax, isn't it?
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Thanks for letting us know about this. I hate the thought of ever having a virus on my computer. I use Norton antivirus software on my computer for protection from these types of viruses. My friend just sent me a Hallmark card for my Birthday but I opened it and trusted her. Thank God I did not get a virus. I don't think it said POSTCARD though. It said Happy Birthday on it.
@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Thank you very much for that useful info. At least I know now what to do! thanks for your concern!
• Indonesia
27 Jun 08
thx for the info..i'll be more carefull next time ^_^