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golfergmcgolfergmc Posts: 426
edited January 2012 in The bottom bracket
Just a heads up, I got this sent to me from someone who is related to a person who is high up in Microsoft.

 


> ALERT

> FYI TO ALL.

> Dave's brother is a very advanced programmer who does computer work for 
> a living and has a high up status with Microsoft. He doesn't send these 
> if they aren't real. If he says this is for real, it for sure is. Be 
> aware.

> VIRUS COMING !

> Hi All,

> I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this 
> virus!

> I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent 
> around to your contacts ASAP.
> PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!


> You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message 
> with an attachment entitled POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK, regardless who sent 
> it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, 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. This is the reason why you need to 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' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a 
> friend, do not open it! 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.

> COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.
 
No virus found in this message.
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Version: 2012.0.1901 / Virus Database: 2109/4725 - Release Date: 01/05/12
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  • Spam
    Delete it and stop cluttering up the forums before checking your facts !
  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    golfergmc wrote:
    ...It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer

    FFS - it 'burns' your hard disc! Does it pop down to the Tesco petrol station, buy a can of unleaded and a box of matches. I've never heard such twaddle in my life.

    The poor quality of English in this supposedly genuine email alone should tell you it's just spam!

    NEVER believe an email that uses terms like "so and so said it's the most destructive ever" - companies don't use terms like that!
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,674
    edited January 2012
    Well that's a messenger full of bullet holes...

    I'm sure golfergmc had best intentions when posting this here. I agree he should have done some of his own research, but some of the replies are a bit harsh for a bloke who was trying to help rather than - for once - blaming Wiggle for his tyres going down after a month.
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  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    Sorry if I was a bit harsh, golfergmc I apologise if my reply offended.

    I'm just fed up with emails and Facebook posts being perpetuated by people that haven't done any of their own research. If I sent an email round to everyone saying "The world is going to end on 31st February!" would they forward it to all their friends?
  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    Gizmodo wrote:
    Sorry if I was a bit harsh, golfergmc I apologise if my reply offended.

    I'm just fed up with emails and Facebook posts being perpetuated by people that haven't done any of their own research. If I sent an email round to everyone saying "The world is going to end on 31st February!" would they forward it to all their friends?

    Thanks for the info. I had no idea a date had finally been set.

    Sod the diet and training plan, I have less than 2 months to cop off with Jordan.

    Hang on. You must think I'm stupid. Which year?
  • GiantMike wrote:
    Hang on. You must think I'm stupid. Which year?
    Well if it does happen next month you have another 4 years to plan for it. :P
  • golfergmcgolfergmc Posts: 426
    Sorry, should have done some research. Never really got any of these warnings before.
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  • BunnehBunneh Posts: 1,329
    The ones that bug me most are the ones on Youtube. Someone posts a 'ghost' story and if you don't post it on xx amount of other videos said ghost is going to get you. Oddly I've read loads of those stories, laughed, and nothing as ever, ever happe..............oh f***! what the hell is that! Jesus it's face is melting! Oh god it's coming to get meeeeee HELP... oh wait it's Sarah Jessica Parker on the telly; my mistake...KILL IT WITH FIRE!
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