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Computer Virus Info by Loretto on 9 November 2010 3:34pm
 
Hey folks, in case you have not heard, my Professor at Fairfield U just emailed me this info;

THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES.
Click here: snopes.com: Here You Have / Just for You / Here It Is

Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information has come directly 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 the 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 recently. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are not capable of destroying it.

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.

 
Re: Computer Virus Info by suzulu on 9 November 2010 6:35pm
 
Thanks for alerting us, Loretto. Do you think it could be a hoax?
 
Re: Computer Virus Info by Loretto on 9 November 2010 8:00pm
 
I don't know Sue, but I never open emails from addresses I don't recognize. This was sent to me from a professor at the university I go to. So I haven't heard anything in the news about it, she's the first one to alert me. Any way I'd shy away from opening strange emails.

Why do people get such a sick kick out of causing havoc in other people's lives, I ask ya???
 
Re: Computer Virus Info by Ken Dunn on 11 November 2010 9:32pm
 
That's probably why we lost all our reference e-mails out of Entourage a few weeks ago. We just stopped using Entourage.
 
Re: Computer Virus Info by Spursfan on 12 November 2010 8:22am
 
Last night I had a message on Facebook that this guy had 'accepted my friend request'. I didn't recognise the name so I looked on his page. I was the only friend and that he was born on December 27th 1994.

The only other info was an email addy - which was my brother-in-law's, and which they stopped using years ago!!

I have emailed my bro-in-law and his wife just to check they're not having a laugh, but I am sure it is dodgy. (They don't even go on Facebook).

 
Re: Computer Virus Info by Loretto on 12 November 2010 5:16pm
 
I've had plenty of people I don't know trying to FB me. It they are deliberately elusive or vague, even in their profile pics, I won't confirm them.
 
Re: Computer Virus Info by Spursfan on 12 November 2010 7:41pm
 
Yes, the weird thing about this was the fact that it had my nrother in law's email addy!

Also, though I don't confirm them until I'm sure, sometimes there are people I know form this site or another one, but not by ther real names (say, if it was me, Spursfan). But I ALWAYS check if they have friends I have.
 
Re: Computer Virus Info by johnnythemonkey on 13 November 2010 12:57am
 
Well Anne, you will understand that I had to check with my staff before I could accept your FB request. :)
 
Re: Computer Virus Info by Spursfan on 13 November 2010 9:23am
 
I thought it might be you messing about, Johnny - but even YOU wouldn't know my brother-in-law's OLD email addy!!
 
Re: Computer Virus Info by suzulu on 13 November 2010 8:56pm
 
Dodgy.
 



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