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ATTENTION! IMPORTANT!! RED ALERT for YOUR COMPUTER

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MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 21 Feb 2013 22:50

Circulate this notice to your friends, family and contacts! In the coming days, warning: do not open any message with an attachment called Archive (Windows live) regardless of who sends it to you. This is a virus that burns the entire hard disk. This virus comes from a known person you have in your mailing list, which is why you should send this message to all your contacts. If you receive a message called: updating Windows live, even if it is sent by a friend, do not open the computer and stop immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever existed. The virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee. and there is no chance of repair for this type of virus. It simply destroys Sector Zero of the hard disk. Just copy and paste.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 21 Feb 2013 22:55

Snopes says this is a hoax, that's been circulating since 2000

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 21 Feb 2013 22:56

Worth posting just incase.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Feb 2013 23:02

blimey is this one still doing the rounds?
Always exactly the same words

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 21 Feb 2013 23:04

But there's no such thing :-D


http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/windowslive.asp

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Feb 2013 23:15

it's quite easy to spot a hoax anyway. Look at the whole email and pull it apart - absolutely laughable.
When was yesterday afternoon?
Most destructive? Nothing on the news!
Use of language? Totally amateur.
etc etc etc

These are no better than chain letters

Wend

Wend Report 21 Feb 2013 23:32

Attention! Don't open any messages from Mr. Magoo ;-)

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 21 Feb 2013 23:35

Warning Bro....don't open emails sent to you by twerps :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 22 Feb 2013 00:05

oh booger I have just opened this thread - will my computer burn in hell now?
Joking aside, Mr Magoo - better safe than sorry so nice one but always make sure you google things like this first because it can lead to mass hysteria

Wend

Wend Report 22 Feb 2013 00:13

Too late Sue - Mr. M. always opens mine :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 22 Feb 2013 00:17

But Wend it has turned you into a chimpanzee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 22 Feb 2013 01:21

Wend *sobs* what has happened to you? You have had all your hair cut!

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 22 Feb 2013 01:22

Wend *sobs* what has happened to you? You have had all your hair cut!

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 22 Feb 2013 08:39

and it made me see double, Sue....... ;-)

BrianW

BrianW Report 22 Feb 2013 09:15

I thought these had died out about five years ago.
Don't feel too bad at being taken in: I've had these hoaxes forwarded from some people who really should have known better (either that or they were short of a few brain cells to do the job they were paid to do !)

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 22 Feb 2013 19:06

Always scan your emails first Wend just incase you send a virus.... :-S

Like your winter coat too........ :-D

Wend

Wend Report 23 Feb 2013 20:43

Keep meaning to ask this Mr. M. How do I scan my e-mails before I send them?

Don't expect an answer this evening, because you're probably down the pub, but I would like to know.

In your own time, ta :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 23 Feb 2013 20:49

Wend you do not need to scan the actual email.
However, if you send an attachment, then just give that a quick scan before attaching if you want total peace of mind. If it is infected then so is your computer.
It is more important to scan incoming than outgoing!

Wend

Wend Report 23 Feb 2013 20:55

OK Errol, thanks, but HOW do I scan an attachment before I send it :-S

Please be gentle with me, I'm such a technophobe :-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 23 Feb 2013 21:02

ok no worries - your email programme should scan it anyway but if not, if you intend to send a file via email, find the file on your computer and right click on it - usually you will then have the option to scan it.