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Caribou Sandstorm
12-07-2010, 01:22 PM
Just got a heads up that a virus is coming and a pretty bad one.

The subject reads "Postcard from Hallmark" and it may come to you from someone you know.

Don't open it and delete asap. McAfee found it I guess and Norton has confirmed. Microsoft does not have a fix yet.

Uncle Ben
12-07-2010, 03:05 PM
Just got a heads up that a virus is coming and a pretty bad one.

The subject reads "Postcard from Hallmark" and it may come to you from someone you know.

Don't open it and delete asap. McAfee found it I guess and Norton has confirmed. Microsoft does not have a fix yet.

Don't get sucked into the "e-mail chain letter vacuum" please! Before posting things like this verify it with Snopes or other hoax site!

wesintl
12-07-2010, 03:23 PM
The Postcard from Hallmark has been hoaxing since Feb 2008

Hulk
12-07-2010, 05:05 PM
Dunno, but I do know that 3 people I know have had their computers infected in the last week. Something new is out there.

Uncle Ben
12-07-2010, 05:09 PM
Dunno, but I do know that 3 people I know have had their computers infected in the last week. Something new is out there.

Did those 3 people have purchased VP or are they using the freeware AV?

Hulk
12-07-2010, 06:08 PM
One was using Trend Micro. Not sure about the other two.

coax
12-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Mcaffee and a few other sites have some good threat information on whats happening. http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/default.asp

Caribou Sandstorm
12-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Did those 3 people have purchased VP or are they using the freeware AV?

My buddy did check snopes and said it validates but I did not personally.