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Old 23-07-2011, 10:36 AM
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There is an E-Mail floating around titled "Here you have it" or something similar it is mainly on hotmail, yahoo and aol but has turned up on other servers. If this appears on you E-mails DO NOT OPEN, if you do you then get a message that say " the rest of your life will not be quite so beautiful" it then empties your hard drive and gives the hacker access to your name , E-Mails, passwords etc. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED there is as yet no known firewall, spyware, malware etc that can either catch this virus or stop it once opened.

Can someone please make this sticky
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Old 23-07-2011, 10:40 AM
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Thanks barry will bare that in mind
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Old 23-07-2011, 10:47 AM
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thanks for that.

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Old 23-07-2011, 12:10 PM
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Old 30-10-2011, 11:01 AM
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Worth a bump.

Anyone seen one in the last 3 months?
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Old 30-10-2011, 11:08 AM
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Thanks for the heads up
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Old 30-10-2011, 12:24 PM
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You will find that 99% of these virus warnings are indeed false! The idea is to get the email itself to go viral, i.e spread around the world. The first thing to do when receiving one of these type virus warnings is to go to The Symantec Website where you can find a list of all current threats. Heres a couple of pointers regarding the claims of these emails.

Firstly, opening an email will not trigger the installation of the virus, you would be required to double click a file attached to the email itself. Secondly an installed Virus will not empty your hard drive, in most cases the virus installs without you knowing and simply sends data back to a server somewhere, and its usually no more than a list of the things you search for on the internet, the virus will usually try and get your email address because then you can be sent email adverts relating to the things you've been searching for. Some viruses will use your computer to send out "hits" on a particular website, if 100,000 computers around the world all try and connect to a website at the same time, it can bring that website down, this is called a denial of service attack. Modern viruses are extremely well written and are not designed to kill the host, most are written to live on a target computer without the user knowing.

Finally there is no such thing as a virus that can't be detected or stopped. By the very nature of viruses, they have to be delivered and installed in a very limited number of ways, any decent Anti-virus software will protect you from 99% of known threats.
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Old 30-10-2011, 02:19 PM
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I don't know if it works but I was told ages ago if you put a ficticious email address in your contact list, (i.e, ooooo@ooo) if you get a virus, that tries to send an email from your address book, you'll get a message saying something like "unable to send message to "ooooo@OOOO" "therefore letting you know you have a virus, something like that.



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You will find that 99% of these virus warnings are indeed false! The idea is to get the email itself to go viral, i.e spread around the world. The first thing to do when receiving one of these type virus warnings is to go to The Symantec Website where you can find a list of all current threats. Heres a couple of pointers regarding the claims of these emails.

Firstly, opening an email will not trigger the installation of the virus, you would be required to double click a file attached to the email itself. Secondly an installed Virus will not empty your hard drive, in most cases the virus installs without you knowing and simply sends data back to a server somewhere, and its usually no more than a list of the things you search for on the internet, the virus will usually try and get your email address because then you can be sent email adverts relating to the things you've been searching for. Some viruses will use your computer to send out "hits" on a particular website, if 100,000 computers around the world all try and connect to a website at the same time, it can bring that website down, this is called a denial of service attack. Modern viruses are extremely well written and are not designed to kill the host, most are written to live on a target computer without the user knowing.

Finally there is no such thing as a virus that can't be detected or stopped. By the very nature of viruses, they have to be delivered and installed in a very limited number of ways, any decent Anti-virus software will protect you from 99% of known threats.
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Old 30-10-2011, 06:54 PM
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Perhaps installing Kaspersky Internet Security would be an effective solution ?
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Old 30-10-2011, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: Virus Warning!

AVG free edition is as good as most virus programs. There will always be virus threats floating around the net and not running at least basic virus detection software is asking for trouble.

As Harris says most viruses have to be installed by clicking on them and they are usually suffixed with .exe but not always.

Beware of opening links on MSN or Farcebook as these will invariably be malicious from hacked accounts.

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