Lifeisbeautiful.pps

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This is a typical virus hoax. It has all the usual suspects included in the letter: Bold type, poor grammar, information “arriving” from Microsoft, and no dates are given. It claims there is a deadly attachment called “lifeisbeautiful.pps” that will reek all kinds of havoc with your PC.

There are no viruses which steal passwords and e-mail and erases everything on your hard drive at the same time. There are viruses that do damage some files and steal passwords, but none that I’m aware of that presently reformats your hard drive after stealing your passwords and all your e-mail. Also, it claims just opening the e-mail will execute the virus. However, the virus is supposedly in a Power Point file. You would have to have Power Point installed on your computer or nothing would happen. I’m not sure that one could even create a virus that would execute within Power Point, but it may be possible. Further, how does one target only “domestic” PCs for “destruction” when the Internet is, by definition, international?

One of the most ludicrous aspects of the e-mail (and another tip off that it’s a hoax) is the claim the author of the virus is fighting Microsoft for the XP patent! Nobody is fighting Bill Gates for the patent on XP. It’s probably one of the few things about Microsoft Windows that isn’t in dispute. Further, virus writers like staying out of jail, and thus it is very rare for anyone to be able to identify the author of a virus. So how is it that the writer of the e-mail knows the author’s identity? If the virus writer had a case pending against Microsoft it would be pretty easy to find out who he was, and he would no doubt be arrested for releasing a virus that has this much “dangerousness” (see letter below).

This is filled with so much foolishness that you should just ignore it and feel grateful that you have more of a life than the socially challenged person who wrote this. Source

The following virus warning is a hoax, please ignore it and do not forward it, says f-secure.com

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