Wednesday, 20 August 2008

PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL GIRLIES xx


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

8 comments:

Rach said...

Hi dawny,
Thanks for the warning will be on the lookout. take care, hugs rach.xx

Dawn said...

Thanks Dawny!
I know there is always rumours and stuff and hoaxes going around but it IS defintiely a case of better safe than sorry!

TFS

Dawn
xx
Hope you're having a nice day!

Cindy Haffner said...

Thanks for the warning. Darn people, last thing i need is to have my computer down.
Happy wednesday. Hugs Cindy

cats whiskers said...

Thanks Dawny I have been having a lot of dodgy looking stuff lately, but never open them.
Hugs Jacqui xx

Jill said...

thank you Dawny I would of opened it, there is alot of new viruses going around I got a virus last week after I uploaded a new free background on my blog, I ended up with 15 spyware viruses and it took my brother all afternoon to fix it. Thanks Jill x

Madge said...

Thanks so much for this Dawny, a really valued piece of information that will hopefully prepare us all should anything arrive - hugs Ann xxxx

Penny said...

Thanks Dawny for the info x

chloe said...

FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT... I AM ONE OF THOSE SILLY PEOPLE! AM HOPING IT IS NOT THE SAME VIRUS, BUT OPENED A "E-CARD" YESTERDAY, AND LO AND BEHOLD WE NOW HAVE A VIRUS...