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04-04-2002, 11:15 PM
>A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by >Microsoft as the most destructive ever! This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet ! been developed. 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 list with the title 'A Card for You'. > >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. This alert was received by an employee >of Microsoft itself. >So don't open any mails with subject: 'A Virtual Card for You.' >As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender!!!

I got This Off Audiogalaxy So I dont Know If It;s True Or Not

04-04-2002, 11:53 PM
Check out Symantec Hoaxes:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/virtual.card.for.you.html

Other hoaxes can be found here: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

05-04-2002, 01:40 PM
This is indeed a hoax which just goes to prove that you can't believe everything you read on the net.