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    Virus alert!!

    Very Urgent!!!!!!!...

    PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE YOU HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR.

    If you receive an email titled: "It Takes Guts to Say
    Jesus"
    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 compatible 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
    Pittsburgh Mailing Systems
    412 - 922-8744

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    thanks for the warning toe


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    Or perhaps this is a hoax, designed simply to waste time and clog up the internet with a pointlessly large amount of email.

    The virus does not have the capability to erase documents using only functionality found in Norton utilities and perhaps more blatently isn't designed to work with Netscape Navigator and MS Internet Explorer as these are both web browsers, neither of which you will be downloading executables with via email without warning, and neither of which support client side scripting for such downloads anyway.

    My advice - delete this email.

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    I usually get these types of warnings every week. 9 times out of 10 there usually hoaxes or out of date by quite a few months.

    Best to always keep your virus checker upto date and delete anything your not sure of especially if it carries an attached file
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    I get used to these hoax viruses.

    No point in shouting about something UNLESS you have verified it with a top virus solution company such as Norton or Sophos.

    Try checking out www.norton.com or www.sophos.com.

    It's alright, but when people send thousands of email about something they are unsure of it just add's to the already excessive internet traffic.

    Also watch out for the AOL/Microsoft and free Nokia phones hoaxes.

    As if there is a way to track every email sent on the internet!

    Regds,

    Mantamagic

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