Hi girls. I was notified late last night about a really nasty computer virus that is about to hit us. What makes it so nasty is that it is really destructive, and at the mo, McAfee don't have a fix. But as it makes a reference to postcard, or card, or Hallmark, us cardies might think it was a genuine thing cos of what we do. This is the e-mail I got ...
PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!
You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open anymessage with an attachment nt 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.
So please take care peeps. I know sometimes these warnings go around and they turn out to be 'urban myths' and as I type this, I 've asked our IT guy to have a look and see what he can find out. BUT better safe than sorry until we know for sure.
Hope you are all ok and sorry for being a bad blogger recently. Loads going on here and some of it is not good unfortunately. Normal service will be resumed asap - maybe later?????.
But hope you are all well and fabulous xxxxxx