A real virus warning!!!
This is typical of dozens of false warnings I have seen (and have NOT forwarded to you) over the past years. To my enormous surprise, it is confirmed as genuine by the specialist sites who check these things, so watch out!
PS Il y a, ou il y aura, sûrement un équivalent en français ou, pourquoi pas, en allemand!
Just for your Information
Snopes says its "real" - not a hoax
Here is a link to the snopes page:
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!
A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning is stored. This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your address list with the title:
'You've received a Post Card from a Family member'.
As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl + alt + del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So don't open any mails with subject: 'A Post Card from ....... .' As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender!!!
Please pass this mail to all of your friends.
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like me, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at all.
Source : Airbus Senior site