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  • Life is Beautiful

    If you should get this in your E-Mail :-



    'VERY IMPORTANT WARNING.



    Please Be Extremely Careful Especially if using Internet mail such as Yahoo,

    Hotmail and so on. This information arrived this morning from Microsoft and Norton.



    Please send it to everybody you know who accesses the Internet.

    You may receive an apparently harmless email with a Power Point

    presentation "Life is beautiful. pps". If you receive it DO NOT OPEN

    THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and delete it immediately.



    If you open this 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 on Saturday >afternoon.

    WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS VIRUS .

    AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the antivirus Softs

    are not capable of destroying it.



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



    PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS. PASS IT ON'





    IT IS A HOAX !!



    Look at http://www.nuketown.com/templates/hoaxes.php?hoax_id=51

  • #2
    Hi Vanner,



    Glad to see you are searching these things and finding the hoaxes. There so many are hoaxes these days and they are a real pain. Many internet users will be alarmed by such messages and may be put off using such an important tool. Imagine people being put-off using a forum like this because hoaxes made them nervous of the internet.



    My advice for what it's worth:



    Be careful, but don't assume every warning is genuine.



    take a few words or a phrase from the warning and do an intenet search (Google is the best IMHO). In most cases, this will tell you whether there is any real danger.



    I always do this when I see such warnings - not to get one-up on the warner - but to try to help decide where the real problems are.

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    • #3
      Yes, the main rule is Never open an E-mail attachment unless you are absolutely certain

      about it's source. It just isn't worth it.



      Oh and keep your Anti-Virus software up to date. !!



      Oh and always keep your Firewall up !!



      Oh and run your spyware remover regularly



      Oh and the Pop-up stopper !!



      Oh and your Trojan removal software !!



      Naaah ...Just use your common sense !! :blink:

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