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    Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    First one I've seen this year so far as one of our teaching staff has decided to forward onto everyone in the school! It is (alledgedly) a virus that opens as an Open Log Fire and will burn the whole hard disc in your computer.
    !


    Just a cheap variation on the olympic torch hoax but it doesn't appear to be on most AV lists yet so I've attached it below:-

    Subject: Virus !! !!PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING


    PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING:

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING:

    You should be alert during the next days:

    Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Merry Christmas'
    regardless of who sent it, It is a virus that opens as an Open Log Fire
    and will burn the whole hard disc in your computer.


    This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address
    in his/her contact list, that is why you should 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 'Merry Christmas', though sent by a friend, do
    not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst
    virus announced, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most
    destructive virus ever.

    This virus was discovered 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

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    We had that happen at our school, had to email everyone and let them know it was a hoax and to let us know about it first instead of emailing everyone , doh !

    Reminded me of the Attached file / Image. lol
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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    It still amazes me how many people fall for stuff like this....

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    It still amazes me how many people fall for stuff like this....
    It's mainly network / IT managers or Apple users that fall for it......

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    It still amazes me how many people fall for stuff like this....
    It's mainly network / IT managers or Apple users that fall for it......
    Wow, that's a controversial statement

    Chris

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    .... and it's so obviously a hoax as the leprechaun is drinking fizzy lager!!!!

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    It's a hoax?! Shit, I just deleted all my files........

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    Remember never to leave your laptop in a blonde's bathroom.....



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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    Obviously got fed up with windows and decided enough was enough

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    YOUR laptop?


    thats a powerbook mattx

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    And those look like male feet.....

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    thats a powerbook mattx
    Why isn't she stamping on it then ?

    And those look like male feet.....
    Is that an additional skill you have [ sexing feet ] apart from your IT related ones Darrell ? You must put that on your CV....

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    Re: Merry Christmas Virus Hoax!

    If there mens feet they clearly wax / shave there legs and feet then

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