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We received this email earlier this week and our IS manager informed us that
it was a hoax.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:shake4bake(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 3:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: New virus alert

You folks can hate me if this is a hoax, but if it's not I won't require you
to thank me.



> Subject: NEW - Bad Viruses
> >
> >
> > Virus Alert (This is not a joke)
> >
> >  A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by
> > Microsoft ( and by McAfee ( 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 Virtual 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. Please pass on this mail to all your friends.  Forward
> > this to everyone in your address book. I would rather
> >  receive this 25 times than not at all.  Also: Intel announced that a
> > new
> > and very destructive virus was  discovered recently. If you receive an
> > email called  "An Internet  Flower For You", do not open it. Delete it
> > right away! This virus  removes all dynamic link libraries(.dll files)
> > from your computer.
> >  Your computer will not be able to boot up.
> >
> >
> >