Yesterday, I posted a thread about a VIRUS that I had received an email warning me about.
Looked pretty legit to me as it DID include a link to Snopes.com for verification.
Snopes.com is still maintaining their stand:
(you may have to copy/paste this link in your browser.)
BE CAREFUL!.....it goes on to say, at the end of the message, that these two
the same virus, and that THIS ONE IS
(see "NOTE" at the bottom of the "Snopes" page)
My initial post read:
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!!!
Now, I have been a pretty good, very respectful, and even encouraging RIVAL Fan on this board/site. And NEVER get into talking the usual "smack" crap.
I was the first one back, on Monday morning....after Adrian ate my BEARS alive, to give KUDOS to an AWESOME running back. And, even compared him with WALTER PAYTON.
You can trust that saying that was not easy for any BEARS fan. But I gave credit where credit was due.
...and STILL IS.
And, then I came here, as a FAN OF THE SPORT "FIRST
"....and a BEARS fan second, to try to warn my fellow BRETHREN Football Fans, not as a "rival"......that there may be something pretty bad out there waiting to rain all over your holidays.
And to cordially wish my FOOTBALL BRETHREN a GREAT THANKSGIVING & AWESOME CHRISTMAS!
...and STILL DO!!!!
So, as a MODERATOR myself
(DaBearz.com), it blew me away, that the best a FELLOW MODERATOR could come up with, for ME taking the time to stop by and hopefully prevent any computer disaster for you guys, is this piece of crap:
Hoax and wrong forum.
Fan Forum is for the Vikings.
....and then "LOCKS" the thread.
EXCUSE ME. ....just thought I'd place it where I knew it had the best chance of being seen.
I'm sorry I ever stopped here in an attempt to help out.
Due with the information, whatever it is you wish.
I do still wish the rest of you, and your loved ones, a GREAT THANKSGIVING, and an AWESOME CHRISTMAS.