new virus hoax (in Off-topic)


Zacharia Andrew Pa!n January 10 2007 10:50 AM EST

Get this sent around to your contacts ASAP...we don't need this
>spreading around.
>
>PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:
>
>You should be alert during the next days:
>
>Do not open any message with an attached filed called "Invitation"
>regardless of who sent it, It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch
>which "burns" the whole hard disc C of your computer.
>
>This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in
>his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all
>your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to
>receive the
virus and open it.
>
>If you receive a mail called "invitation", though sent by a friend, do
>not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst
>virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most
>destructive virus ever.
>
>This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair
>yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector
>of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept
>
>SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW ,
>
>COPY THIS E-MAIL AND SEND! IT TO YOUR FRIENDS
>
>AND REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

Lord Elf,

Zacharia_Andrew_Pain

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 10 2007 10:53 AM EST

Hoax?

Yukk January 10 2007 10:56 AM EST

Is this that really bad virus ? The one that cheats on you with
your girlfriend, drinks all your beer and kicks your dog ?
I'd hate to get that one.

Good Times

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] January 10 2007 10:57 AM EST

Hoax

Nai Hoax confirmation

deifeln January 10 2007 10:57 AM EST

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/HBMalCode.shtml#olympictorch

Mikel January 10 2007 11:07 AM EST

Please, always take a moment and look these things up.
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/olympic-torch-virus-hoax.html

PoisoN January 10 2007 11:33 AM EST

Man, I just prepared 21.241.234.561 invitation mails, now nobody will visit me :(

Zacharia Andrew Pa!n January 10 2007 2:58 PM EST

"Again, if you receive this email delete it and DO NOT pass it on." McAfee AVERT

Still I'd heed the warning if from McAfee

On Tue, Mar 06 2001, Andre Hedrick wrote: > > >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. > > This is a LIE, it does not destroy the drive, only the partition table. > Please recall the limited effects of "DiskDestroyer" and "SCSIkiller" > > This is why we had the flaming discussion about command filters.

deifeln January 10 2007 3:57 PM EST

What warning from McAfee? What you just posted is merely listed on their site a s a "Recent variant" of this HOAX!

They tell you not to send the email so you don't propagate this hoax.

Someone please close this post so ZAP doesn't embarrass himself anymore.
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