Life is Beautiful


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Hoax

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Urban Legend   False
Chain Mail

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Joke/Spoof

  

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This is a hoax and chain e-mail, there is (currently) no such virus. It first appeared in 2002.

Original English Version:

This information arrived this morning, from Microsoft and Norton.
Please send it to everybody you know who accesses the Internet. You
may receive an apparently harmless email with a PowerPoint
presentation called "Life is beautiful.pps." If you receive it DO NOT
OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and delete it immediately. If
you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying: "It
is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful", subsequently you
will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC and the person who sent it to you will
gain access to your name, email and password. This is a new virus
which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. WE NEED TO DO
EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS VIRUS. UOL has already confirmed its
dangerousness, and the antivirus Softs are not capable of destroying
it. The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself "life
owner", and who aims to destroying domestic PCs and who also fights
Microsoft in court! That's why it comes disguised with extension pps.
He fights in court for the Windows-XP patent.
MAKE A COPY OF THIS EMAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.

German Translated Version:

!! ACHTUNG !! Neuer Virus im Netz. Die Information kommt von
Microsoft und Norton. Bitte an alle Kontaktpersonen weiterleiten.
Ihr könntet ein Mail mit einer Power Point Präsentation erhalten,
welche mit "La vita è bella.pps" oder "Life is beautiful.pps" betitelt
ist. Wenn Ihr es kriegt - NICHT OEFFNEN! SONDERN SOFORT LOESCHEN!!
Wenn Ihr es doch öffnet, erscheint die Mitteilung "Adesso è tardi, la
vostra vita non è più bella" oder "Now it's too late, your life is not
beautiful anymore". Ihr verliert unverzüglich den gesamten Inhalt des
PCs und der Absender hat Zugang zu Adresse, E-mail und Passwort. Es
handelt sich um einen neuen Virus, der seit Samstag Nachmittag im
Umlauf ist. Wir müssen das Mögliche unternehmen, um diesen Virus zu
stoppen. AOL hat seine Gefährlichkeit bereits bestätigt und die
Antivirus-Software ist noch nicht in der Lage, ihn zu zerstören. Der
Virus wurde von einem Hacker programmiert, der sich "Herr des Lebens"
nennt (das muss aber nicht zwingend der Absender sein) und der sich
vorgenommen hat, alle PCs zu zerstören. Angeblich befindet sich
dieser in einem Rechtsstreit mit Microsoft ber das Patent zu Windows
XP.

If you receive a message about this then please ignore it and don't pass it on as this only serves to propagate this hoax.



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