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Guest Peter Sidoli

I recieved this warning via E mail and would like to know if its a joke or something more sinister?PeterPASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR. >If you receive an email titled: "It Takes Guts to Say *******" DO NOT OPEN IT. It will erase everything on your hard drive. This information was announced yesterday morning from IBM; AOL states that this is a very dangerous virus, much worse than "Melissa," and that there is NO Remedy for it at this time. Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys Macintosh and IBM Co.. imputable computers. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it. Pass this warning along to EVERYONE in your address book, and please share it with all your online friends ASAP so that this threat maybe stopped. Please practice cautionary measures and tell anyone that may have access to your computer. Forward this warning to everyone that you know that might access the Internet. Joyce L Bober IBM Information Systems IBM Information Systems Pittsburgh Mailing Systems 412 - 922-8744

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Hi Peter Usually these kind of things are hoaxes - and the common advice is to ignore them like any other piece of SPAM. They are usually written to sound very serious - quoting various "authorities".Do not forward it onto everybody you know. Have a look at the "Hoax busters" site. http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/Barry

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Guest Peter Sidoli

Al and BarryI thought it was a hoax but just incase ?:-) Thanks for the clarification.Peter

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It's a serious joke...Bob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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