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Huge virus coming!!!

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Mchaga, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Mchaga

    Mchaga JF-Expert Member

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    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 of 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! Delete it 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 recently by McAfee, 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.

    It is good to be alert ! ! !
     
  2. PakaJimmy

    PakaJimmy JF-Expert Member

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    Asante kwa taarifa mzee Mchaga
    We shall work on it!!
     
  3. LazyDog

    LazyDog JF-Expert Member

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    Mchaga,
    Not true. That email is a hoax
     
  4. Mchaga

    Mchaga JF-Expert Member

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    yote heri but smtms ni vizuri kupokea taarifa ukawa makini if it is hoax then thats better but if it is true it will be crisis to ignore the message
     
  5. Mchaga

    Mchaga JF-Expert Member

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    Pamoja mkuu
     
  6. Kimori

    Kimori JF-Expert Member

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    Kwanini kila aina ya VIRUS anayetokea huwa wanema ''It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.''
     
  7. Mchaga

    Mchaga JF-Expert Member

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    MKUU LAZYDOG NIMEFANYA KAUTAFITI NIMEGUNDUA HILI HAPA CHINI SO YOU MIGHT BE CORRECT
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of an email HOAX.
    This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no other message that the user will receive about the HOAX as the initial email states. AVERT has not received any report of a user's hard drive being erased for opening the email.
    We are advising users who receive the email to delete it and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.
    Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email.
    (Recent variant in English below)
    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.
     
  8. Mchaga

    Mchaga JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa bahati mbaya sana nimetumiwa email hii ya virus katika personal email yangu, ni vigumu sana kujua what is hoax and not smtms unaweza kudharau then ukapoteza data zako muhimu so thank yo lazydog
     
  9. SnEafer

    SnEafer Senior Member

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    Hi guys...
    Now days people tend to provide false alerts to cause panic and fear instead of a real thing.


    'Postcard' or 'Postcard from Hallmark' Virus Hoa

    SUMMARY: False email alert warns of 'the worst virus ever' circulating in the form of an attachment labeled 'POSTCARD' or 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK.'

    Description: Email hoax
    Circulating since: Feb. 2008 (this version)
    Status: False, although real e-card viruses resembling this do exist


    IMPORTANT NOTE

    Some versions of this hoax claim the information was "verified" on Snopes.com. This is NOT true. What has been verified on Snopes.com is a different e-card virus threat with a similar names...

    DO beware of phony "Hallmark" (or other) e-card notices -- they may carry a real virus.

    DON'T be confused by the false descriptions in the emails quoted below.

    Few samples of the false alert emails are :-

    Subject: VERY IMPORTANT - BIG VIRUS COMING!!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!!

    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

    Hi All, I checked Snopes (URL above:), 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 of 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. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

    Snopes lists all the names it could come in.



    ************************************


    FW: Big Virus Coming!!!!

    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

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

    I checked Snopes (URL above:), and it is for real!!

    Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING A MONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

    You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD,' regardless of 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. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US.


    *** It is true that there are real viruses, trojans, and other malicious programs currently being distributed by means of fake e-card notice ***

    These malware-containing emails may arrive under any of dozens of possible headers, for example:

    • You've received a Hallmark E-Card!
    • You've received a postcard from a family member!
    • Colleague sent you a postcard from egreetings.com!
    • Birthday e-card

    They do resemble legitimate notices from e-card companies. This means every user needs to be very careful when dealing with such emails, no matter what the apparent source. Before clicking on any links or attachments in the body of such a message, check to see if you can verify that it came from a legitimate source -- and that isn't always easy. If you can't verify, don't click!

    Don't click on links or attachments in e-card notices that arrive anonymously, or from senders whose names you don't recognize.

    Don't click on attachments or links that seem suspicious in any other way.

    cheers
     
  10. Mutensa

    Mutensa JF-Expert Member

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    Heri Kinga kuliko Tiba ....
     
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    barakak New Member

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    thanks for the information!
     
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