Virus Warning

Santos
21st August 2006, 18:14
I received this warning this morning from a relative in good faith. I hope its a hoax but I send it to you all in good faith in case it isnt. I am aware of previous hoaxes, however I am prepared to be made a fool of under these circumstances.as it sounds very nasty if it is genuine,


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.


Kind regards,



Chris.

treeve
21st August 2006, 18:19
Thankfully it's a hoax - see ...
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/life.is.beautiful.hoax.html
and others ....

K urgess
21st August 2006, 18:31
It's still good to be reminded that you open attachments from email sources you do not know at your own risk.
In my opinion the originators of all viruses (or is it virii) should be rendered suitable for employment in a Hareem. (Cloud)

Santos
21st August 2006, 18:36
Glad its a hoax, better that than the real thing.

Chris.

benjidog
21st August 2006, 19:22
Chris,

This chain letter is an old chestnut that surfaces now and again but has been around in one form or another for over 15 years. It is a pathetic kind of "denial of service" attack. The idea is to both spread panic and to clog email systems with multiple copies of the note.

A pox on these scabby bastards who disrupt the internet. May their willies wilt and drop off!

Brian

K urgess
21st August 2006, 19:39
Brian
I was trying to be a little more subtle. Not something for which I am renowned.
Thanks for the reminder to tell it like it is.(*))
I hope they use a blunt knife (Thumb)

Cheers

treeve
21st August 2006, 20:46
Isn't it all what it's about? These people who start panic and disruption, and especially those who waste their obvious talents in producing these viruses are deficient in one particular area of their anatomy; and like racey sports cars, "off road" vehicles and noisy motor bikes, the enjoyment they get from causing upset to the internet and computers simply is a mental penile extension. (*)) (*))

ruud
20th September 2006, 17:49
Ahoy

A new virus is found, read this well, and don't open mails with files attached from people you don't know.

http://www.virusalert.info/?p=virus&id=1733&name=W32.Stration.AT

Gulpers
20th September 2006, 18:01
Ahoy

A new virus is found, read this well, and don't open mails with files attached from people you don't know.

http://www.virusalert.info/?p=virus&id=1733&name=W32.Stration.AT

Ruud,

Thanks. It does no harm whatsoever to have a timely reminder about viruses! (Thumb)

ruud
20th September 2006, 19:14
Ahoy Ray,
Just on the above link,sign up free for newsletters,only email address needed and you're allways up to date to receive a free Alert.
Also most of the time solutions to solve the problems!