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Computer Virus alert.


Staff member
In Ireland, but born Bucks.
In the coming days, you should be aware…

Do not open any message with an attachment called:"Invitation FACEBOOK", regardless of who sent it.
It is a virus that opens an Olympic torch that burns the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone you had in your address book.
That's why you should send this message to all your contacts. It is better to receive this email 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.
If you receive E-MAIL called: "Invitation FACEBOOK", though sent by a friend, do not open it and delete it immediately. CNN said it is a new virus discovered recently and that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
It is a Trojan Horse that asks you to install an adobe flash plug-in. Once you install it, it's all over. And there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information of their function is saved

I got email from a contact but not a friend saying caution and I deleted it because I was not expecting that kind of email from them so is it that email that says dont respond to facebook end pass it on that's a virus or the facebook request?
It happened before, my son told me just passing the message on via email can be the virus....so I delete them. I act on the side of caution.Been there before.
my close friends and family wouldn't email me through that address anyway. It is good tip to have separate email addresses, one closed and one public.
Not being a FaceAche fan or user, I deleted it anyway. It was an alert that was recieved by a cousin of mine, and he let me know.:)

I got the latest updates installed on anti-virus, and left it at that.