1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 15, 2010 9:14 AM by Dinz

    Have you heard of this threat?

      This is what I received in an email from friends and family:

       

      This is true according to Snopes.com

      URGENT!!! PLEASE CIRCULATE to your friends, family and contacts. In the coming days, DO NOT open any message with an attachment called: Black in the White House, regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus that opens and Olympics torch that burns the whole hard disk C of your computer. This virus comes from a know person you have in your list.  It also said this virus was discovered by McAffe yesterday and there is no know repair for this virus at this time??? Any knowledge I can pass on would be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Have you heard of this threat?
          Dinz

          Hello there,

           

          There are a lot of viruses out there. But some aren't really out there at all. Virus hoaxes are more than mere annoyances. They may lead some users to routinely ignore all virus warning messages, thus leaving them vulnerable to a genuine, destructive virus.

          Next time you receive an urgent virus warning message, be sure to check the list of known virus hoaxes at http://vil.mcafee.com/hoax.asp

           

          Remember to never open an email attachment unless you know what it is--even if it is from someone you know and trust.

          Some of the common phrases used in these hoaxes are:

          • If you receive an email titled [email virus hoax name here], do not open it!
          • Delete it immediately! It contains the [hoax name] virus.
          • It will delete everything on your hard drive and [extreme and improbable danger specified here].
          • This virus was announced today by [reputable organization name here].
          • Forward this warning to everyone you know!

          Remember that virus writers can use known hoaxes to their advantage

           

          • Always remain vigilant
          • Never open a suspicious attachment

           

          Hope this is a good piece of information ,

           

           

          Regards,

          Dinesh K

          McAfee Online Community Moderator