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PostSubject: Hoax Emails and Hoax Viruses always check with McAfee etc   Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:35 am

the "postcard" email, the one with the attachment that will burn your hard drive, does not exist. Therefore it's a hoax, and it's been around for a long time. Most of the hoaxes have in one form or another.


There is a halmark one going arround what it actually does is give you links to mallisous websites, but it can-not kill your hard drive.

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Overview -
Avert Labs HOAX Notice!!

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 hardware being damaged by receiving 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.


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Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email.

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 . 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:
"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.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
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

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