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READ THIS OR YOU COULD LOSE EVERYTHING ON YOUR COMPUTER

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    > IMPORTANT WARNING. Please Be Extremely Careful Especially if using
    > internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail and so on.. This information arrived
    > this morning from Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you
    > know who accesses the Internet.
    >
    > You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail with a Power Point
    > presentation "Life is beautiful. pps" If you receive it DO NOT OPEN THE
    > FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and delete it immediately. If you open this
    > 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. WE
    > NEED TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS VIRUS: AOL has already
    > confirmed the severity, and the antivirus Softs are not capable of
    > destroying it. The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself
    > "life owner", PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS
     
  2. daleearnhardt01

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    Whoa!!!! Definetely gonna pass that along
     
  3. Goober

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    yea, sure.... uh huh...

    .... I'll get right on it.



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    <font color="green"> Snopes. Know it, use it, love it. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif </font>
     
  6. Z3PR

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    [ QUOTE ]

    "Symantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause unwarranted concern."


    [/ QUOTE ] Damn it, you guys wern't suposta tell anyone. I was hopping to get a few people with this one.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Damn it, you guys wern't suposta tell anyone. I was hopping to get a few people with this one.


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    Yea right....just like it got you /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]

    "Symantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause unwarranted concern."


    [/ QUOTE ] Damn it, you guys wern't suposta tell anyone. I was hopping to get a few people with this one.

    [/ QUOTE ]



    Sorry to pee in your snow-cone but "Warnings" like this actually can cause more problems than they're worth.

    Not everyone is totally up to speed on who or what to trust on the Internet and with all the really crazy virus' and worms out there some folks almost go into a panic when someone they trust tells them they will "LOSE EVERYTHING ON THEIR COMPUTER". Then they follow the instruction to "PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS" which generates more emails ... and so on .... and so on... and so on.

    A email server in a large corporation can be dragged to it's knees with stuff like this when everyone starts to panic. I've seen it, it sucks.

    It's really not nice to try to "get" someone with something like this. Especially your friends.

    At least you didn't tell anyone to delete anything. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif




    Can I get an "AMEN" from any sysadmins out there??
     
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    <font color="green"> Amen, brother confuser geek! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font>
     
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    Well you sure got me /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I guess I shouldve read it slower and closer. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif The bad part about it is that Im a big computer nerd too /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     

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