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----- Original Message --
> Subject: FW: PLEASE READ NOW - Real virus
>
>           I CHECKED THIS ON SNOPES TONIGHT AND IT SAYS IT IS REAL.  CLAIRE
> ANN

>           Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 11:16 AM

>           Subject: Real virus
>           In case you havent already heard.....

>                 Virus --CNN announced -- Snopes confirms as real
>                 Virus --CNN announced -- Snopes confirms as real.
>
>                   Here is a link to the snopes page:
            http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp
>
>                 PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!
>
>                 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.

Russell L. VeRost
No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition. 
Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Database: 269.20.2/1271 - Release Date: 2/11/2008 8:16 AM