> Hi all I recieved this warning today and thought I would pass it on It may
> be a false alarm , but I dont know
> Cheers Ian
> >4 VERY SERIOUS WARNINGS!!!!
> > WARNING No. 1
> > If you receive any CELCOM Screen Saver. Pls. do not install it!!!!!!
> > This screen saver is very cool. It shows a NOKIA hand phone, with time
> > messages. After it is activated, the PC cannot boot up at all. It goes
> > very slow. It destroys your hard disk. The filename is
> > CELLSAVER.EXE
"Cellsaver" is a known hoax.
> > WARNING No. 2
> > Beware! if someone named <SandMan> asks you to check
> > out his page. DO NOT! It is at: www.geocities.com/vienna/6318
> > This page hacks into your C:\drive. DO NOT GO THERE...
> > FORWARD THIS MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
"Sandman" is a known hoax.
> > Warning No. 3
> > SEND THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR CONTACT LIST! THIS IS NO JOKE, OK?
> > WARNING: If you get an E-mail titled : "Win A Holiday" DO NOT open it.
> > Delete it immediately. Microsoft just announced yesterday. It is a
> > malicious virus that WILL ERASE YOUR HARD DRIVE . At this time there is
> > no remedy. Forward this to everyone IMMEDIATELY!!
"Win a Holiday" is a known hoax.
> > Warning No. 4
> > W A R N I N G ! ! ! ! ! ! ! If you receive an e-mail titled JOIN THE
> > CREW or PEN PALS DO NOT open it!!!!! It will erase EVERYTHING on your
> > hard drive! PENPAL appears to be a friendly letter asking you if you
> > are interested in a penpal.....but by the time you read this letter it
> > is TOO late. The Trojan horse virus will have already infected the
> > boot sector of your hard drive, destroying all the data present. It is a
> > self replicating virus, and once the message is read it will
> > AUTOMATICALLY forward itself to anyone who's e-mail address is present
> > in your box!!! This virus will destroy your hard drive and holds the
> > potential to DESTROY the hard drive of anyone whose mail is in your box
> > and whose mail is in their box and so on and on!!!!!! So delete any
> > message titled PENPAL or JOIN THE CREW this virus can do major DAMAGE
> > to world-wide networks!!!!
> > PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND PEOPLE IN YOUR
> > MAILBOXES.
> >AOL HAS SAID THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS VIRUS AND THERE IS NO REMEDY FOR
> > THIS YET.
"Join the Crew" and "Pen Pals" are, you guessed it, known hoaxes.
These messages show the typical characteristics of known hoaxes:
* Threats of dire consequences
* Mention reputable (alleged or otherwise ;) companies that "issued" the
warnings, but don't include a link to a webpage or email address for
* Liberal use of capitalisation
* "Send it to all your friends"
Delete such messages unless you can verify them on a reputable anti-virus
or security web site.
Paul Taylor Veni, vidi, tici -
I came, I saw, I ticked.
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