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GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 01:48
Okay, I want to warn all of you guys that, someone has been sending an email with the titles, Osama Bin Laden has been hanged/captured.

If you get this email, do not open it, it contains a deadly virus wich totally destroys your computer. Here, the whole story:

URGENT!!

TWO SUBJECT LINES TO BEWARE OF: just verified this with Snopes and it is REAL.
ALSO WENT TO TRUTH OR FICTION AND IT'S on their site also. PLEASE INFORM
EVERYONE Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and
the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not
be able to fix it! If you get an e-mail along the lines of 'Osama Bin Laden
Captured' or 'Osama Hanged', don't open the attachment. This e-mail is
being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US
and Israel Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know. PLEASE
FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS: You should
be alert during the next days: Do not open any message with an attached
file called 'Invitation' regardless of who sent it. It is a virus that opens
an Olympic Torch which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer.
This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her
contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your
contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive
the virus and open it If you receive a mail called 'invitation', though
sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This
is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as
the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee
yesterday, 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 is
kept. SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW

Crayons
18-07-08, 01:51
ooh. Thanks. Sounds dangerous.

Tihocan9
18-07-08, 01:52
At fist when I read some of it (without reading the first part) and saw that it said "Osama Binladin Has been Hung" I was like :eek: cause I wasn't expecting that. But then I saw that it was about a evil email and laughed at myself for doing that again.

Thanks for the heads up

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 01:54
You're welcome, I just realized I spelled "which" wrong, some 16 year-old am I?

Bumio
18-07-08, 01:54
oh thanks for warning us :eek:

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 01:55
thought I was going get things like, " Oh such foolish things people believe "

kooky
18-07-08, 02:00
Wow, thanks for the info I never got this email, I guess I consider myself lucky! :D

OMG, I got a Christian invitation on my email & opened it, but it never gave me an Olympic Torch. :confused:

TombRaider#1fan
18-07-08, 02:03
:eek: Thanks for the info :)

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 02:14
Wow, thanks for the info I never got this email, I guess I consider myself lucky! :D

OMG, I got a Christian invitation on my email & opened it, but it never gave me an Olympic Torch. :confused:

Well, your comp. didn't crash right? :) Your fine :D

kooky
18-07-08, 02:25
Well, your comp. didn't crash right? :)

My computer didn't crash & is running smoothly. ;) Even if the message contained a Torch, my Mcafee software might of destroyed it before it got my PC. :D

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 02:31
I don't think so, maybe, I don't know, because the info in the is all I know, but yes, after think a little bit while searching for the icon, yes, McAfee would have destroyed it, it's just there no cure for the virus.

I browse with no virus protector thingie, Symantec always asks me, but I always say no. OOO you just got rejected :ohn:

Crimson Tears
18-07-08, 03:13
:yik:
Thanks for reminding us!!

...But one question...isnt posting the story here in the forums gonna give either the forum a virus or all of us? O_O

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 03:16
No, no, my trusted friend sent me this warning, some regular day to day american wrote this warning, it's straight copyed and pasted from the email.

See?

Ruth sent this to me.... You decide if you want to take the chance. mct URGENT!!

TWO SUBJECT LINES TO BEWARE OF: just verified this with Snopes and it is REAL.
ALSO WENT TO TRUTH OR FICTION AND IT'S on their site also. PLEASE INFORM
EVERYONE Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and
the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not
be able to fix it! If you get an e-mail along the lines of 'Osama Bin Laden
Captured' or 'Osama Hanged', don't open the attachment. This e-mail is
being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US
and Israel Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know. PLEASE
FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS: You should
be alert during the next days: Do not open any message with an attached
file called 'Invitation' regardless of who sent it. It is a virus that opens
an Olympic Torch which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer.
This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her
contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your
contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive
the virus and open it If you receive a mail called 'invitation', though
sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This
is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as
the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee
yesterday, 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 is
kept. SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW




From my heart to your heart.

Crimson Tears
18-07-08, 03:18
No, no, my trusted friend sent me this warning, some regular day to day american wrote this warning, it's straight copyed and pasted from the email.

Oh....Thank goodness, and your friend :)
I was worried for a second :D

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 03:23
Your welcome, only if an attatchment posted by some sorry sod of Osama (fake pic) being captured/hanged then you'd all would get a virus, besides, if the stinky virus was in the warning I posted, your comp. would've crashed as soon as you opened this.

irjudd
18-07-08, 03:25
Does anybody actually open attachments from addresses they don't recognize?

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 03:27
some stupid sods, yes.

Sweets
18-07-08, 03:46
Oh my gosh! Thanks for letting us know, I'll be sending this along to family and friends. Thanks :hug:

Crimson Tears
18-07-08, 03:50
Oh my gosh! Thanks for letting us know, I'll be sending this along to family and friends. Thanks :hug:

Same here! I just told my bro this stuff.
For the person who created this thread: Thank you, you inspired us all to warn our family and friends. :)

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 04:00
Awww, thank you! I warned my mother and my friend, because my other trusted friend already warned most of my friends.

(does that make sense? lol)

:hug:

Crimson Tears
18-07-08, 04:03
Awww, thank you! I warned my mother and my friend, because my other trusted friend already warned most of my friends.

(does that make sense? lol)

:hug:

Your welcome :D

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 04:05
I'm just waiting until tomarrow so more people would read this, don't want anyone's computer blowing up.

Crimson Tears
18-07-08, 04:06
Same here.
I just warned in another forum site in a thread about the virus :) It's all going swell.^^

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 04:08
Yeah, since MSN and Yahoo are smart enough to post Miley's new Hannah Montana wig for her movie, but not a life threating virus for your PC? DUMB!:p

Death Mask
18-07-08, 04:13
Yeah I get warnings like this all the time, that's why I HATE Microsoft, when I save up some money I'll buy me a Macintosh system so I don’t have to worry about viruses and crap like that anymore.

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 04:20
I want an apple laptop, but alas, the pa-rents won't let me.

Little-Lara
18-07-08, 05:54
Thanks, will keep a watch out :tmb: :)

jaywalker
18-07-08, 07:29
Erm, the fake hoax fake warning mails.. yay they still live

Since when would MS ever verify a virus, synmantec and co do that or some russian agency, and it wasnt `found` yesterday

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/osama.asp

It was `real` years ago, but totally benign and useless as almost all antivirus software cleaned it automatically.

Yes its good to be savvy with ya antivirus software, but ironically passing on warnings, especially by mail, is almost as much spam as the original virus would do :)

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 08:11
So, it's fake?

jaywalker
18-07-08, 08:17
So, it's fake?

it wasnt in 2005 when it came out.. but even then it was so basic all antivirus software handled it..

Its a known trick of people to repost warnings etc

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 08:26
I'm retarded.

tomblover
18-07-08, 08:46
Nah, you aren't. Your friend may be though. xD I'm just kidding. :hug:

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 08:48
:ohn:

Well, she was bragging ( in a way ) about how she gt the young cool teacher, while i got the old quiet teacher.:cen:

jaywalker
18-07-08, 08:57
As they always say better safe then sorry.. :)

GlAssBOx
18-07-08, 08:58
yup:)

Legend of Lara
18-07-08, 09:43
Olympic Torch? Well, that's creative. :p

I never check my E-mail. :D Thanks for the heads-up, though. :wve: