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WARNING New Virus Alert

Discussion in 'All other pets' started by charmedagain, May 11, 2006.

  1. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    I know this is not pet related but thought i would share...

    urgent guys just neard of a new virus
    if you receive and email with the subject as (invitation) even if it is from someone you know do not (DO NOT)
    open it even if you know the sender it will do the following
    open up a picture of the olympic flame
    it will then start the flame flickering
    which will then burn a hole in your 'c' drive and thats it no recovery guys

    dont get caught out DONT OPEN IT


    Mike
     
  2. cosmicpixie

    cosmicpixie New Member

    In regards to your virus warning, I checked on Symantec's website and this virus is a hoax. I'm not sure if this has already been addressed, but I just wanted to let you know. I always check www.symantec.com for any informtion on viruses. The following is what Symantec had to say about the Olympic Flame hoax:

    Symantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause unwarranted concern.

    The Olympic Torch Hoax is being spread through email. It has been reported that the following text of the hoax may differ slightly in the various messages going around. The email warns of a virus that burns the whole hard disk drive a computer. This virus does not exist.
    Also Known As: Olympic Torch hoax [Sophos]

    Type: Hoax


    technical details

    The Olympic Torch Hoax is being spread through email. It has been reported that the following text of the hoax may differ slightly in the various messages going around. This hoax email includes the following warning: Subject: Invitation. This virus does not exist.

    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
     

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