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#1 Jarz

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:52 PM

My friend alerted me to this link, and I want to share it:

VERY URGENT.........PLEASE READ AND SEND TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW -
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS NOTICE TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CONTACTS!

In the coming days, you should be aware.....Do not open any message with an attachment called: Invitation FACEBOOK, regardless of who sent it. It is a virus that opens an OlympIc torch that burns the whole hard disc C of your computer.

This virus will be received from someone you had in your address book. That's why you should send this message to all your contacts. It is better to receive this email 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive an email called: Invitation FACEBOOK, though sent by a friend, do not open it and delete it immediately. It is the worst virus announced by CNN. A new virus has been discovered recently that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

It is a Trojan Horse that asks you to install an adobe flash plug-in. Once you install it, it's all over. 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 of their function is saved.

SNOPES SAYS THIS IS TRUE
http://search.atomz....0&sp-m=1&sp-s=0

(the original link was dead, so I went to the site and searched "Facebook Virus," and there are the results)

Maybe it's true, maybe it's a hoax. I'm just throwing it out there, just in case.

Edited by Jarz, 06 July 2012 - 11:54 PM.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

If you don't have the common sense to not open suspicious emails, I'm sorry, but you deserve the virus.
EDIT: And I'm pretty sure the last time I checked, all versions of Windows have been guarded against virus' that "burn your C drive". So there's nothing to worry about in that regard.

Edited by Stix, 07 July 2012 - 07:25 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

Also, any half decent antivirus will sandbox it before anything happens, plus if your smart your look at the credentials of something before you download it.
Finally, on top of that, by OPENING an email, it can't just install its self on your computer.
I'm pretty sure it's a hoax.

Oh, an that website you have us marked it as a hoax, FYI.
Read. The. Whole. Page.

Edited by Blade of grass, 07 July 2012 - 08:15 AM.

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:15 AM

I've always thought if you're dumb enough to open a suspicious email you deserve it. I mean it's really not hard to have a AV and even just to check where the email came from.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:38 PM

I've always thought if you're dumb enough to open a suspicious email you deserve it. I mean it's really not hard to have a AV and even just to check where the email came from.


A lot of email services on the web and programs scan emails too.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:38 AM

Jesus its just a worm people calm your minds.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:40 AM

about a month and a half late to the party :tup:




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