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YB
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Better safe than sorry…..don’t open anything you don’t recognize, anytime.

READ IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!!!!!

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS - These e-mails are floating around currently in HP
Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton Please send it to everybody you know who has Access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled “Here you have it” If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful....'

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who originated it will gain access to your Name, e-mail and password. This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus softwares are not capable of destroying it.

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.

PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!

THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES.
http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/hereyouhave.asp

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I looked at the Snopes

I looked at the Snopes article. It appears you can't get infected by just reading the email you have to open the attachment. Snopes says the URL referenced in the email is no longer active. This virus is probably ineffective at this time, but it is always best to be careful about opening attachments to unsolicited emails, even from someone you know.

YB
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Yea...

We all need reminded of that at times...

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Thanks YB

I, like I am sure most of you, get loads of spoof emails supposedly from various banks asking me to contact them or re-state my pass words. Also from other financial concerns. Over the passage of time in getting these I find out the security department for the firm in question and forwrd the email to them. Every time I get a email thanking me for this action and the knowledge they will close this site down.It's my small contribution to socking the crooks in the eye.


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