urgent please read!!! new virus alert!!!!!

@yanjiaren (9050)
March 1, 2007 1:17pm CST
I JUST RECIEVED THIS ON ANOTHER FORUM POST.. VERY IMPORTANT WARNING!!!! Please Be Extremely Careful especially if using internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning direct from both Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless email with a Power Point presentation "Life is beautiful." If you receive it DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and delete it immediately. If you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying: "It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful." Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC and the person who sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password. This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the antivirus software's are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself "life owner." PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS and ask them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!
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@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
1 Mar 07
thanks for the warning.i will definitely be on the look out.i have three email accounts in yahoo.
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
It's a hoax. Check it out at Snopes. It's not to say you shouldn't be careful about what you open, but, this one is fake.
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@myrith (1830)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
Oakes or not you should still be vigilant, I look out for such an email, thanks for the warning.
@myrith (1830)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
"hoax" Sorry for the spelling mistake!
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Mar 07
The description you gave "you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC and the person who sent it to you will gain access..." proves to me that this is a hoax. First, not everyone has their name or password saved on their computer. Second if you lose everything in your PC how could they possibly gain this information? How exactly does this virus make you lose everything in your PC? Seriously, too many people believe these crazy stories about viruses that will blow up your machine, kidnap your children, and burn down your house. This is just the modern day equivelent of a chain-letter. As for viruses: NEVER open ANY attachment unless you know exactly who sent it to you and what it is. You should immediately delete any email if the sender is not someone you know. That is just wise internet practices. PowerPoint presentations can and do get used by hackers to spread viruses.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
1 Mar 07
thanks guys i am not very computer savvy lol but i asm trying..
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@ebfh2006 (179)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Thanks I will warn all my friends right away
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• Portugal
2 Mar 07
It's good to know about this new treats against our computers. But if you pay a little attention to what you open, then this kind of virus are very difficult to catch. And an up-to-date anti virus will help a lot!
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@mommyaiai (295)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Thank you for sending or informing me about this.I appreciate it.
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@cabergren (1182)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks for the warning, I hadn't heard about this virus. I will definitely keep an eye out for any emails like this.
@hi_gourab (242)
• India
1 Mar 07
Thanks for informing us. I will pass it to my friends. If you know any other information then share it please..
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
1 Mar 07
While I'm sure everyone appreciates being alerted to Viruses, you should always check them out first. My daughter introduced me to a great site, www.snopes.com to check warnings like these. They say this one in particular is a Hoax. The story was started in 2002 as "Everything is Beautiful" then in 2003 it showed up titled "Life is Wonderful". I hope this helps to prevent any scares. Thanks for thinking of the mylot community.
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@akiraz (265)
• United States
1 Mar 07
this is very dangerous now and how do we know if you are just lieing.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks a lot my friend for giving me this Warning Because I have a bad habit of Opening every Mail.I Use Yahoo a lot and i should urgently copy all my sons pictures and some important files before my PC is caught from it.
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• Canada
1 Mar 07
Thanks for the warning. I have an active yahoo! email account. Seems some people have nothing better to do than to start circulating viruses. It's about time they got themselves a new hobby and a life.
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
1 Mar 07
thanks a lot for the warning... i will definitely take it very seriously and pass this message to all my friends and family... i don't want any of my friends or my family PCs to be infected by this virus and lose all their valuable files... once again, thanks for letting us know... it is really deeply appreciated...
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• Jordan
1 Mar 07
tahks very much.I have three accounts on yahoo,any way I don't open unknown sender messages.thanks again for warning.
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@moreinfo (3867)
• China
1 Mar 07
thanks for such warning. yap, seems more viruses these days. some domains got redirected, more trojans and viruses on many sites (seems especially in chinese sites).
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you for the heads up! I take all warnings quite seriously. Many people don't. I know quite a few that open everything that is sent to them, even if they don't know the person who sent it. This is only asking for problems.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you! I just got done getting rid of a Trojan worm that took 2 days. So thank you because I got that email right after I read this. YOU SAVED ME!!!
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@yanjiaren (9050)
1 Mar 07
i have a bloodhound now that norton can't get rid of..i don't know how i am going to do that.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Mar 07
If you have a virus that Norton can't remove I recommend downloading Avast antivirus from www.avast.com. It is completely free. After you install it you will be prompted to run a boot scan. Say yes. This will scan your computer before Windows starts. The reason it does this is that when Windows starts the virus mounts defenses that make it inaccessible to many antivirus programs. Typically viruses hide in protected system files and your system restore directory.
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• India
2 Mar 07
i don't think a virus can be that distructive
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• Italy
2 Mar 07
Viruses are very dangerous, same virus can stop your antivirus software, other can destroy your datas, other can trasmit your data to an hacker (mails account, paypal account password, ecc). Be careful with viruses if you don't see their effects thy are very dangerous!
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• India
2 Mar 07
thanks for the warning...i have neariy 6 ids...n all of my frnds also using.... i'll inform to them also... n i like ur careness....n i'll tell to how much i possible.... once again thanks a lot....
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@yanjiaren (9050)
2 Mar 07
sorry i didn't know this was a false hoax i am not very computer savvy i got the alert so i was genuinely concerned for everyone.
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@colloque (137)
• India
2 Mar 07
Thanks for ur information. Have you got any solution from any softwares?
• Italy
2 Mar 07
Solution is udete dayly your antivirus and don't open mails if you don't be sure by poeple send you mails.... Other possible solution try Linux os!!! I use it since 2 years and i don't have problems with viruses :-)
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you for the heads up. i will be extra careful. thanks again.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
1 Mar 07
thanks everyone i was just worried that's all..
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