An old computer virus warning

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Do they ever catch the people who start them? If your computer was destroyed by one, what would that to your life?
> > 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 and burns the whole hard disc C of your computer. > > This virus will be received from someone you have 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 email called: "Invitation FACEBOOK", though sent by a friend, do not open but delete it immediately > > > CNN said it is a new virus discovered recently and 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. > > 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. > > THE INFORMATION HAS BEEN CHECKED WITH SNOPES > > http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/youtube.asp> > > http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/youtube.asp
Lets be careful out there Baz
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These emails warning of impending disaster are instantly deleted.
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Snopes, which is referenced in the posting has this as a real threat but 'Outdated' Who would open anything like that anyway? Moggy
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Thanks for the info Baz, I have sent it to all my contacts. That's what they want you to do - Moggy I cannot for the life of me see just what these idiots gain from disrupting anyones line of communications. I too would like to know if they ever catch them, and if so, what the penalty would be if presented to a Court. Jim. Lincoln .7