Check the message!
Chances are very good that it is a FAKE.
Use the info and links on this site.
Tell the sender and all recipients that the message is FAKE.
Tell them about the VIRUS & HOAX ALERT website.
Send out this letter.
Delete the message.
DO NOT send it to anyone.
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Do you know the Email Facts of Life?
Learn about the 4 basic types of chain letters!
95% of all warnings sent out on the internet are FAKE!
Have you read this hilarious chain letter?
Stop hoaxes! If you get a fake warning send this email!
Do not forward virus or other warning messages to your colleagues or friends. Forward it to your IT department but not to anyone else.
Crazy Times Virus! ;-)
Read this very carefully!
Virus Jokes! ;-)
Everything in the computer goes Goofy.
Worm (a kind of virus) such as W32.Sircam can steal email addresses stored on your computer. They selects files from your hard drive and send them to these email addresses. They do this without you knowing it!
Read about W32.Sircam here:
To remove the virus run an up-to-date antivirus software (like Norton Antivirus) on your computer.
You CANNOT get a virus by reading email. You CAN if you open attachments.
The "I Love You" Virus
New virii can even affect your hardware! They overwrite the mainboard system. Your PC is useless until you replace the BIOS chip. In most cases the virus can be removed with antivirus software.
Use antivirus software! Update the program's virus database continuously - online.
When you download a lot of stuff, take extra precautions. Scan for viruses before you back up.
Think you have a virus? Maybe, maybe not.
A lot of people have problems with hardware and software.
Inform yourself and get help. DON'T PANIC!