VIRUS ALERT SERIOUS STUFF Everyone should read this!!
C Barry Smith
A friend just sent this and I felt I should pass it along to you folks!
Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.
This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton.
Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet.
You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server Report'
If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.'
Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who Sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.
This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's Are not capable of destroying it.
The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'. Hope this helps you out!
SORRY DOUBTERS NOT A HOAX!!
Heres a hint, don't open an email that you're not expecting or know 100% who it's from
You meant well, but yeah, this is a hoax. Emails (I know this is being posted, not being emailed here) like this can only cause 'damage' by adding unneeded load to various email servers when people panic and send it out to everyone they know.
In any case, people should know well enough to leave file attachments alone when sent from people they don't know.
And just to re-iterate what hehehheheh said, whether there are attachments or not, [bde56db4aa1]never forward e-mails just because an e-mail asks you too.[/bde56db4aa1] Such chain e-mails themselves are intended as a form of "virus," bogging down mail servers all over while spreading FUD among the less knowledgeable folks.
As a rule, ANY e-mail you ever get that says "send this to everybody you know" is almost certainly a hoax or urban legend, and should never be trusted. Snopes is your friend. ;)
If you make a post in this thread without that phrase, your computer will get a virus. Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, and Norton Antivirus are all working together to stop this virus but in the meantime your only defense is barnacles.
[quote84e494665c="C Barry Smith"]SORRY DOUBTERS NOT A HOAX!!
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I never bother opening spam email or emails I am not expecting....
I like hoaxzes
[quotea88013871e="doylnea"][quotea88013871e="C Barry Smith"]SORRY DOUBTERS NOT A HOAX!!
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[quoted1695f11c0="C Barry Smith"]SORRY DOUBTERS NOT A HOAX!!
LOL, apparently everything we told you went right over your head. lol Did you even read the Snopes report?
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Being on a "forward list" (mostly relatives), I get these e-mails [be46d4c1401]all the time. [/be46d4c1401] It's funny how people believe every e-mail with the subject "OMGZ CAPITAL LETTERS SEND 2 EVERY1 U KNO!!!!" I simply reply with a link to Snopes lol I wish there was an auto-respond program...
but sometimes microsoft will donate .05 for every person i forward their e-mails to.
[quote71ee5010e7="dmorris68"]And just to re-iterate what hehehheheh said, whether there are attachments or not, [b71ee5010e7]never forward e-mails just because an e-mail asks you too.[/b71ee5010e7] Such chain e-mails themselves are intended as a form of "virus," bogging down mail servers all over while spreading FUD among the less knowledgeable folks.
As a rule, ANY e-mail you ever get that says "send this to everybody you know" is almost certainly a hoax or urban legend, and should never be trusted. Snopes is your friend. ;)[/quote71ee5010e7]
when i read the first post earlier today, i googled 'mail server report' and this snopes entry came up first
woh, 66. shock
All this virus talk is causing my barnacles to flare up
Oh I see what happened lol. In the March 2008 version of this hoax email, they even put this at the end
The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.
PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES
Snopes also advises NOT TO OPEN MAIL WITH ATTACHMENTS unless you are
I guess they added that to confuse people and it seems to have worked lol. OP copied most of the text from the email and then typed in his own name and whatnot, and just copied and pasted the snopes link without reading it and thought it would really prove that this was legit.
C Barry Smith, read the page and you'll see that snopes has links to symantec and mcafee which proves that it is a hoax.
Here's a hint, get a mac. =]
I got one )
[quotef47facf408="unknown uchiha"]Here's a hint, get a mac. =][/quotef47facf408]
How would getting a Mac help you avoid reading posts about viruses that don't exist?