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    VIRUS ALERT! IMPORTANT!

    In an attempt to keep ALL my VIKINGS BRETHREN computer healthy, I thought I'd pass this email along.
    Forgive me if you've already been bombarded with it.

    SNOPES CONFIRMS Postcard Virus Real Urban Legends Reference Pages: 'Postcard from a Family Member' virus
    A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever.
    This virus was discovered by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored. This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your address book with the title: "You've received a Post Card from a Family member".
    As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN.

    So don't open any mails with subject: "A Post Card from .." As soon as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if you know the sender !!! Please pass this mail to all of your friends. Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at all.



    HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING and an AWESOME CHRISTMAS, VIKINGS FANS!!!


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    Re: VIRUS ALERT! IMPORTANT!

    It's all a hoax, no such virus exists..................

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

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    Re: VIRUS ALERT! IMPORTANT!

    This is actually a hoax.
    It has been around since 2000. There is a real "Postcard" virus, but it doesn't do anything that warning says, and it has been contained by both norton and mcafee since July.

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

    EDIT: Damn, scottishvike beat me to it.
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    Re: VIRUS ALERT! IMPORTANT!

    FYI, I think the actual "most destructive virus ever" was probably the I Love You virus.
    Or maybe Blaster - I don't know what the overall damages from those were, but they were incredible wide spread.
    So was the Melissa virus now that I think of it.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: VIRUS ALERT! IMPORTANT!

    Hoax and wrong forum.

    Fan Forum is for the Vikings.

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