You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled "POSTCARD," 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! This includes all cards, too. 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.
Snopes confirms this to be real.
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Variations: Other subject lines used with this message include the following:
- You've recieved a Hallmark E-Card!
- You've received a greeting card from a school-mate!
- You've received a greeting ecard from a class mate!
- You've received a greeting ecard from a neighbour!
- You've received a greeting postcard from a partner!
- You've received a greeting postcard from a worshipper!
- You've received a postcard from a family member!
- You've received a postcard from a neighbour!
- You've received a postcard from a worshipper!
- You've received an ecard from a colleague!
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- School friend sent you an ecard from postcards.org!
- Holiday e-card
- Movie-quality e-card
- Love postcard
- Birthday e-card
- Thank you card
- Musical postcard