Virus Hoaxes: A virtual card for you
A classic example of a virus hoax, the 'A Virtual Card for You' hoax warns of a virus that is allegedly the most destructive ever! According to the email, the virus destroys the non-existent 'Sector Zero' and thus permanently destroying the hard drive.
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.
- Don’t open the e-mails received from unknown user names
- Delete the hoax e-mails
- Avoid downloading file received from unknown users
- Don’t click on the links received through e-mails/IM from unknown e-mails ID's