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new computer virus warning!!!!

irish

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well i don't know how true this is but i will pass it on 'INCASE'.
i was notified of a new and very destructive virus . if you receive
an email titled "POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK", DO NOT OPEN REGARDLESS OF WHO SENT IT!!
It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C o f 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.
 

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I second the "go to snopes" message, but only because this is a hoax. Now there ARE postcard and hallmark viruses, but this message is a hoax. ANY TIME you get a message that says "This is the worst virus ever" and cites some "powerfull" source (CNN, AOL, the FBI, CIA), it's almost ALWAYS a hoax (and I only say almost, because I am hesitant to use an unqualified "always"). The best thing to do BEFORE spreading this kind of message is to go to snopes.com and check the facts. (The part about sending it to everyone in your address book makes no sense, since IF you had been infected the VIRUS would have gotten there before your warning). The most practical thing is to NOT OPEN attachments from anyone you don't know, and even from those you know if you're not expecting an attachment. In that case check with the sender to confirm they really did send you an attachment. If folks would do that, malware woud be DRASTICALLY reduced.
 
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