Troppo Cario - VERY BAD VIRUS

I get many scam emails every week. Here is one more I was emailed advising about a virus. Another reason I use a Mac and not Windows.

P.S. I thought it funny that the AVG virus scanner didn’t alert the person who forwarded this to me that what they were about to forward was indeed a scam.

Begin forwarded message:

> Date: 19 October 2010 2:02:39 AM
> Subject: Troppo Cario – VERY BAD VIRUS
>
>
>
> Watch out for this. It sounds serious
>
>
> >
> > Dave’s brother is a very advanced programmer who does computer
> > work for a living and has a high up status with Microsoft. He
> doesn’t
> > send these if they aren’t real. If he says this is for real, it
> for sure
> > is. Be aware.
>

> >
> >
> > VIRUS COMING !
> >
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> >
> > I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for
> > this virus!
> >
> >
> > I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message
> > sent around to your contacts ASAP.
> >
> > PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!
> >
> >
> >
> > You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any
> > message with an attachment entitled ‘POSTCARD FROM
> HALLMARK,’regardless of
> > who sent it to you.. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE,
> which
> > ‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your computer.
> >
> >
> > This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail
> > address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need
> to send
> > this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this
> message 25
> > times than to receive the virus and open it.
> >
> >
> > If you receive a mail called’ POSTCARD,’ even though sent to you
> > by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately.
> This is
> > the worst virus announced by CNN.
> >
> >
> > It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive
> > virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and
> 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 is kept.
> >
> >
> > COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.
> >
> >
> > REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US
> >
> >
>
>
>
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG – www.avg.com
> Version: 9.0.862 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3202 – Release Date:
> 10/17/10 16:33:00
>

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