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"Worst Virus Ever" panics New York

E-Mail has as subject: "A Virtual Card for You."

Intel announces another virus attached to an e-mail with "An Internet Flower for You" in the subject line.

Special to WPCNR from Letty Perez, Port of Miami Operating Terminal

CityLine: July 27, 2001

Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company -- A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered Thursday afternoon by McAfee and no vaccine has yet been developed. 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 list with the title:

"A Virtual Card for You"

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.

On Thursday of last week, 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.

You are advised not to open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it.

Intel has announced that a new and very destructive virus was discovered recently.

If you receive an e-mail called: "An Internet Flower for You," do not open it. Delete it right away. This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer. Your computer will not be able to boot up.

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