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#1 Dearest


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Posted 18 September 2001 - 08:20 PM

WORST EVER VIRUS (CNN announced) 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 and no vaccine has yet been developed. 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 "A Virtual Card for You." 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: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it. Please pass this mail to all of your friends. Forward this to everyone in your address book. If you receive an email called "An Internet Flower For You," do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer. Your computer will not be able to boot up !!


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Posted 19 September 2001 - 06:52 AM

Thanks for the warning...

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Posted 20 September 2001 - 05:04 PM

I already know of one company which has been totally shut down computer wise by this virus...it's tremendously distructive!!



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Posted 21 February 2003 - 07:13 PM

Dearest,Thank u very much for this warning,  :)

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Posted 22 February 2003 - 10:48 AM

I've checked ?number of virus/hoax warning sites and this is an updated hoax. ?One site, Symantec, has the various versions, including a Dutch one; another also has a Spanish version.
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