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"New virus is a HOAX" McAfee said

by Nikola Strahija on March 22nd, 2002 "McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of a new email HOAX. This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no other message that the user will receive about the HOAX as the initial email states. AVERT has not received any report of a user's hard drive being erased for opening the email."


We are advising users who receive the email to delete it and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

English version:
"Recently a new virus was discovered that was classified by MICROSOFT www.microsoft.com and by MCAFEE www.mcafee.com to be the most damaging of all time! This virus was discovered late yesterday by MCAFEE and still there is no development of a vaccine!

This virus simply writes zeros on the hard drive, where the vital information for the operation of the PC is kept. The virus activates in the following manner:

1. By email it is received with the title 'A VIRTUAL CARD FOR YOU', when opening the message, it sends itself to all in the address list soon...

2. It hangs the machine, forcing the user to reboot the system.

3. AT the moment in which the keys ctrl+alt+del or the RESET button is pressed, it writes zeros to the hard drive making it unusable forever.

By the previous information, please, take precaution with the use of electronic mail and, of course, if you receive an email which you do not know the origin of, simply delete it without opening.

Please, send this message to the most people possible!!!!

In a few hours yesterday, this virus caused panic in New York, according to CNN www.cnn.com."

Spanish version:

"ACABA DE SER DESCUBIERTO UN NUEVO VIRUS QUE FUE CLASIFICADO POR LA MICROSOFT www.microsoft.com Y POR LA MCAFEE www.mcafee.com COMO EL MAS DANINO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS !!!! ESTE VIRUS FUE DESCUBIERTO AYER DE TARDE POR LA MCAFEE Y TODAVIA NO FUE DESARROLLADA UNA VACUNA !!!!

SIMPLEMENTE DESTRUYE EL SURCO CERO DEL DISCO DURO, DONDE QUEDAN
GUARDADAS INFORMACIONES VITALES PARA EL FUNCIONAMIENTO DEL PC.

EL VIRUS ACTUA DE LA SIGUIENTE MANERA:

1. VIA E-MAIL SE RECIBE CON EL TITULO: 'UNA TARJETA VIRTUAL PARA TI.', AL ABRIR EL MENSAJE, LO PRIMERO QUE HACE ES AUTO REENVIARSE A TODA LA LISTA DE CORREO LUEGO...

2.o TRABA EL PC OBLIGANDO AL USUARIO A RE-INICIAR EL SISTEMA.

3.o EN EL MOMENTO EN QUE SON PRESIONADAS LAS TECLAS ctrl+alt+del O EL BOTON DE RESET, DESTRUYE EL SURCO CERO DEL DISCO DURO INUTILIZANDOLO PARA SIEMPRE.

???? POR LO ANTERIOR, POR FAVOR, TENGAN PRECAUCION CON EL USO DE SU CORREO ELECTRONICO Y, POR SUPUESTO, SI RECIBEN UN MAIL DEL CUAL DESCONOZCAN SU PROCEDENCIA U ORIGEN, SIMPLEMENTE BORRENLO SIN ABRIR.

POR FAVOR, ENVIEN ESTE MENSAJE AL MAYOR NUMERO DE PERSONAS POSIBLE!!!!

EN UNAS POCAS HORAS AYER, ESTE VIRUS CAUSO PANICO EN NUEVA YORK, DE ACUERDO A LA CNN www.cnn.com."


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