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PC Virus Alert - Please Read

Hi everyone,

Today I received an email from my business partner with important information about a new PC virus:

"Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on - this information arrived direct 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" or "Just For You" or "Here It Is". 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. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus softwares are not capable of destroying it. The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner' ".

This has been confirmed by SNOPES at:
snopes.com: Here You Have / Just for You / Here It Is
 

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These harmful program writers could do so much good with their skills and talent. Why do these malicious people waste it on writing viruses. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Actually, opening an email isn't going to introduce a virus. It's clicking on embedded links within the email. Virus' require some form of executable file to run on your computer in order to infect your system.

While you won't contract a virus simply by opening an email, it's always a good idea not open any email from an address you don't recognize, especially if the topic line is overly familiar, like 'Hey how have you been', etc.

The VBmania virus was detected and added to most virus definitions.

Also, the 'Lose Everything In Your PC' is an exaggerated and false ( if you read further on the Snopes page).
 
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