A new virus has been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.
This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your 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 warning to all of your friends. Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at all.
The above is an edited version of an email I received BUT I myself received 'Your uncle has sent you a holiday card' or something similar, which seemed highly unlikely from an 85 year old in bad health in Australia and noticed I was getting a number of different titled emails that had similar link info so I deleted them all and am now glad that I did. I have not received any more like that since so believe they are being blocked first.