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Truffles
01-31-2004, 10:16 AM
but better safe than sorry here is what i got in my e-mail:


Very Important


During the next several weeks be VERY cautious about opening or
launching any e-mails that refer to the World Trade Center or 9/11 in
any way, regardless of who sent it. PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR
FRIENDS AND FAMILY. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, "WTC" STANDS FOR THE
WORLD TRADE CENTER. REALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL OPEN IT
RIGHT AWAY, THINKING ITS A STORY RELATING TO 9/11!

BIGGGG TROUBLE !!!! DO NOT OPEN "WTC Survivor" It is a virus that
will erase your whole "C" drive.. It will come to you in the form of
an E-Mail from a familiar person. I repeat, a friend sent it to me,
but called and warned me before I opened it. He was not so lucky and
now he can't even start his computer!

Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather
receive this 25 times than not at all. So, if you receive an email
called "WTC Survivor", do not open it. Delete it right away! This
virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your
computer.




PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE!


.................................................. .............

marylyn

Freckles
01-31-2004, 10:36 AM
It's a hoax (http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/wtc.survivor.hoax.html)

This newest version started Sept, 2003

Truffles
01-31-2004, 10:37 AM
click here (http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/wtc.survivor.hoax.html)


marylyn

Moose
01-31-2004, 12:18 PM
Thanks for the heads up...and thanks for the clearing up. :)

smokey the elder
02-01-2004, 09:04 AM
You can often spot a hoax upon inspection. There are LOTS OF CAPITALS, and lots of !!!'s. But there are sources on the Internet such as www.snopes.com which have an extensive library of all sorts of urban legends and matters true and false.

amoore
02-01-2004, 09:29 AM
That is a frightening E-mail even if it is a hoax!:eek:

Truffles
02-01-2004, 12:30 PM
hey,

i just took a look at the snopes web site and dang it has ALOT of stuff on there how neat.someone had also posted that site at my menopause group so i thought i'd take a look ;) anyway i had to add it to my favorites its a neat site what doesn't it not have LOL :p

i agree it was a scarey e-mail to get,but i'm glad i got it.cause it could of been a real virus :eek: take care:)

marylyn

amoore
02-01-2004, 01:38 PM
Truffles, I agree with you I am so glad it was a hoax. Thank you for sharing with us.
More info about your menopause group? That sounds like a place I need to check out.

Randi
02-01-2004, 01:44 PM
Another good site to check, is: http://www.truthorfiction.com/