Virus Alert ?????

dom
19th April 2008, 23:36
opening my mail this morning i received two emails warning of an virus under the heading POSTCARD ,not being computer wise is this for real,it warnes of wiping out something called the ZERO SECTOR on the hard disk,the virus is POSTCARD IMAGE/dom

K urgess
20th April 2008, 00:12
There's a description here (http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=description&virus_k=142621), Dom.
Cheers
Kris

benjidog
20th April 2008, 00:20
Dom,

This is a hoax.

See this URL: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/postcard-virus-hoax.shtml

The idiots that think these things up attempt to cause aggravation and confusion by getting people to forward these hoaxes to their friends which they do in good faith.

It clogs the internet with crap. They should be shotblasted!

Regards,

Brian

billyboy
20th April 2008, 01:10
and thats putting it mildly Brian. servers here in the Philippines are very clogged up at moment.

dom
20th April 2008, 02:54
than you/dom

oceangoer
20th April 2008, 03:17
I'd suggest you put a program called "Spamfighter" (you can find it through Google) on your email client. It's free and you won't even see this sort of hoax email again. It also detects all the "member magnifiers", Viagra, Nigerian scams, lottery wins, Russian wives, bank phishing emails etc and dumps them in a special folder that you can empty without even looking into it if you want.

trotterdotpom
27th April 2008, 10:56
Thanks, Punter, I've just downoaded Spamfighter and almost immediately watched a couple of messages arrive and disappear instantly!

I will miss sending photos of my 47 inch weapon of miss destruction to all those Russian babes though.

John T.

NoMoss
27th April 2008, 11:28
I'd suggest you put a program called "Spamfighter" (you can find it through Google) on your email client. It's free and you won't even see this sort of hoax email again. It also detects all the "member magnifiers", Viagra, Nigerian scams, lottery wins, Russian wives, bank phishing emails etc and dumps them in a special folder that you can empty without even looking into it if you want.

Thanks for that Punter. My wife gets very upset with the unpleasant things contained in some SPAM and was even threatening to stop using her laptop so she will be very pleased to use this programme.

tell
4th May 2008, 02:17
i fell for a virus that was sent to me by a Messenger client , it was called blockcheckerim i believe i've cleared it now but has anyone else had this crap sent to them? also what is the procedure for getting rid of it ? I think I may have just stumbled on the solution

oceangoer
4th May 2008, 02:42
You could try running PestPatrol.

This blockchecker thing is well known. The important thing is not to give them your MSN details as it will perpetuate itself. If you have given the details then change them immediately.

Paul_Lee
4th May 2008, 12:35
I use ZoneAlarm to counter incoming threats, and gmail to deflect spam. No problems at all!

tell
4th May 2008, 12:59
You could try running PestPatrol.

This blockchecker thing is well known. The important thing is not to give them your MSN details as it will perpetuate itself. If you have given the details then change them immediately.

thanks i will follow your advice to the letter. Tell