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Offline Whizbang

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Super Virus Warning!
« on: Aug 29, 2007, 10:43 PM »
My daughter-in-law sent me an email telling me that Norton, McAfee, CNN, and Microsoft are all warning of "the most potentially destructive virus ever that will begin to be spread by email attachment.  Essentially, the virus seems to be similar to the IBM ZAP command string that wipes out the first sector of the hard drive that has all of the drive map information.  There is no remedy because the damage is irreparable without having an expert do a drive recovery operation from another system.  The word "Invitation" seems to be the pitch phrase to catch your attention. 

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Re: Super Virus Warning!
« Reply #1 on: Aug 31, 2007, 12:25 PM »
That reminds me that ESET Smart Security is now in Beta 2 and it is still free of charge. I am very pleased with the product to the point that I am willing to pay full price for the final release. SpywareBlaster 3.5 (also free) and ESET Smart Security are now all I need and have worked excellent in keeping my systems clean.

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Re: Super Virus Warning!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2007, 07:51 AM »
Might this be the "Olympic Torch" virus scare hoax from 2006 (originally... listed as anew by Hoaxbusters and others)?

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/HBMalCode.shtml#olympictorch

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Re: Super Virus Warning!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2007, 09:27 AM »
There is indeed a strong familiarity about it.  Thanks for a heads up.  High five to the Ace.    8)

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Re: Super Virus Warning!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2007, 11:33 AM »
Dang it, I knew I shouldn't trust Ace. I clicked the link and it instantly burned my computer's hard drive. I'm now having to use a manual typewriter to poast this message.

Scuzzy; lkaakjd (Oh that figures. Now I'm going to have to run to the store to buy Wite-Out.)
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Re: Super Virus Warning!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 04, 2007, 12:24 PM »
I agree with Whiz, which makes us brilliant and Scuzzy speechless.  It doesn't get better than that. 

If he knew how to hook up a motherboard fan maybe he could cool the thing off...  If.

Ace; and he mispelled "white."
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