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Offline standeb

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Postcard from Hallmark Virus Warning.
« on: September 25, 2009, 03:29:42 PM »
Hello all,

I have today received the e-mail virus warning at caption. I use Avast 4 Home. I herewith insert the e-mail hereunder for your ease of reference as I have no idea if you may have knowledge of the same.

My concern is that there are no instructions in the e-mail with respect to it's removal. The instructions therein is simply that once you discover the same you should shut down your system but shutting down does not solve the problem.

It is normal that you should select the same and delete it from the system. The manner in which the e-mail is set out seems to be ambiguous in that you are only told to shut down.

I shall be happy if you would impart any knowledge you may have with respect to the virus and explain how to remove it from a system if found. This would be halpful to all users of Avast products.

Thank you in advance for your kind attention.

standeb ???

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Subject: Huge Virus Coming! Please Read and Forward!!!!!!
 HUGE VIRUS COMING! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !

Hi All,

I checked with Norton Anti - Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!
I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E - mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,'regardless of who sent it to you... It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of 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.

It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

COPY THIS E - MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.
REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US
« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 04:52:34 PM by igor »

Offline Jtaylor83

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Re: Postcard from Hallmark Virus Warning.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 03:43:43 PM »
Ignore the email and delete it. It's a hoax.
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Re: Postcard from Hallmark Virus Warning.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 04:40:44 PM »
Postcard from Hallmark Virus Hoax
http://antivirus.about.com/od/emailhoaxes/p/postcard.htm

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Once you are certain that a message is a hoax, you can send it to hoaxkill@hoaxkill.com. Our software will then extract the addresses of all previous recipients from the message and inform them all that the message is a hoax.

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« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 04:44:06 PM by pondus »
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Re: Postcard from Hallmark Virus Warning.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 04:50:54 PM »
I think that is an email - worm a kind of worm that can able to spam an email Add. once they will trace it by the author of the worm... lol
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Re: Postcard from Hallmark Virus Warning.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 04:24:25 AM »
Hello all,

Thank you for your replies. I am relieved having received them. I have checked the links given to me and will be following them up asap.

Thanks again and best regards.

standeb