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Thread: Another virus! Please read!!!!

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS -

    These e-mails are floating around currently in HP

    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 *Here you have it* .....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 originated it 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 softwares are not capable of destroying it. 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.* http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/hereyouhave.asp

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    This virus started before this Saturday (at least a month or 2 ago). It's been on the news because it started out attacking large companies. McAfee (don't know about the others--I use McAfee has sent out emails regarding this.) I knew the subject line of the email and that it would wipe your computer but I didn't know the rest of the details! Thanks for the warning, I didn't think to send out a message to the board. THANKS DITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Don't these people have better things to do. These things make me so mad. :x :x :x

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    Most of your worries about viruses carried through your email is not to use these email servers, facebook, twitter or any of those social sites.

    I don't use any of those places and haven;t had any germs. :)

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    All these viruses are the reason Mac computers are selling so well these days.

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    I got one of these last April. It stated that I had a virus and looked official, like it was from my anti-virus protection service. It really fowled me up. Thank goodness, my SIL was able to help me get rid of it.

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    Thanks for the info :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Most of your worries about viruses carried through your email is not to use these email servers, facebook, twitter or any of those social sites.

    I don't use any of those places and haven;t had any germs. :)
    if we don't use these...Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.
    what do we do ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Don't these people have better things to do. These things make me so mad. :x :x :x
    WHY IS IT WITH ALL THE COMPUTER BRAINY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD;
    ONE OF THEM HAS NOT DESIGNED SOMETHING SO THAT WHEN WE RECEIVE THESE AND DON'T OPEN THEM ...BUT ...WE CAN FORWARD THEM TO A PLACE THAT WILL SEND IT BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM AND DESTROY THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEMS COMPLETELY...AFTER AWHILE THEY WOULD STOP. COMPUTERS ARE NOT CHEAP EVEN IF YOU BUILD YOUR OWN.

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    thank you for the warning.

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    Thanks for the warning!

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    Yes, thanks for the heads up!

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    I saw two emails today, both were "from" the same personal name on my account. Since I don't send myself mail, and these didn't have a subject, I deleted them unopened.

    Curiosity killed the cat, deleting the mail unopened brought it back.

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    Curiosity killed the cat, deleting the mail unopened brought it back.[/quote]

    LOL.........LOL........LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Don't these people have better things to do. These things make me so mad. :x :x :x
    WHY IS IT WITH ALL THE COMPUTER BRAINY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD;
    ONE OF THEM HAS NOT DESIGNED SOMETHING SO THAT WHEN WE RECEIVE THESE AND DON'T OPEN THEM ...BUT ...WE CAN FORWARD THEM TO A PLACE THAT WILL SEND IT BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM AND DESTROY THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEMS COMPLETELY...AFTER AWHILE THEY WOULD STOP. COMPUTERS ARE NOT CHEAP EVEN IF YOU BUILD YOUR OWN.
    The bad guys usually use a 'no return email' email. The 'computer brainy people' are sometimes the ones who are creating these viruses. And 'computer brainy people' can be very creative...

    Prosecution of the virus originators/proliferators is difficult because these emails can originate ANYWHERE in the world. Just try to get two governments to work together to shut stuff like this down...then think about the complication when this comes from all over the world!

    Remember that no reputable company (bank, insurance company, electric company, etc.) or US Government agency will send you an email and ask you to divulge information about yourself like your SS, address, age, etc.

    If you don't recognize an email address, delete it.

    If you send out chain emails - jokes, funny stories, etc. to your friends and family, make it all "BCC" (blind carbon copy) so that their emails are not unwittingly distributed when someone forwards the email you sent them. Do NOT answer questions about yourself in these chain emails! I am amazed at how many people will give personal info to strangers via these chain emails...

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    Thank You for the warning. I agree that it is too bad these people do not put their minds to work on something positive.

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    All good information, thanks

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    I have Gmail and it's been really good about putting all that junk in my spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Most of your worries about viruses carried through your email is not to use these email servers, facebook, twitter or any of those social sites.

    I don't use any of those places and haven;t had any germs. :)
    if we don't use these...Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.
    what do we do ???
    I use the one that came with my internet provider and I use AVAST anti virus program.

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    Good grief.....this will never end.

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    Yeah, I know. I wish these obviously bright people who can do these things could better use their brains to maybe cure cancer or something :(

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    Just remember to NEVER OPEN attachments from people you don't know or trust.

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    and be careful opening attachments from people you DO know.

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