Manicomium


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This is a hoax which was originally in Portuguese . It first appeared at the end of October 2001. Below is the original version in Portuguese, and below that a rough translation of it into English.

TOMEM CUIDADO!!!! PRESTE ATENÇÃO NO NOME DO VÍRUS E COMO ELE INVADE NOSSO MICRO....

Você pode receber uma mensagem de divulgação do filme BICHO DE 7 CABEÇAS que, por sinal, é um excelente filme. Vem junto como brinde um protetor de telas com uma foto do cartaz do filme, aparentemente inofensivo e muito belo, intitulado "Bicho7". Mas, se você vier a receber este arquivo, NÃO O ABRA SOB NENHUMA CIRCUNSTÂNCIA, e sim delete-o imediatamente.

Se você instalar o protetor de telas aparecerá uma mensagem em seu monitor "CADA CABEÇA SETE MUNDOS" e em seguida seu HD será repartido em sete pedaços e você PERDERÁ TUDO QUE TIVER EM SEU PC e a pessoa que o enviou terá acesso ao seu nome, e-mail e password. Trata-se de um novo vírus ("manicomium") que começou a circular nesta semana.

PRECISAMOS FAZER TUDO QUE FOR POSSIVEL PARA DETER ESSE VIRUS.
O UOL, ig e a AOL já confirmaram sua periculosidade e os softwares anti-vírus atuais ainda não estão aptos a destruí-lo. Segundo relato de um professor da faculdade de medicina da USP, o vírus teria sido criado por um ex-paciente de um hospital psiquiátrico que julga que o filme está baseado em sua história.
COPIE ESTE E-MAIL PARA TODOS OS SEUS AMIGOS.

Here is a very rough English translation:

TAKE CARE! IT GIVES ATTENTION IN THE NAME OF THE VIRUS AND AS IT INVADES OUR MICRON...

You can receive a message from spreading from the film ANIMAL FROM 7 HEADS that, for signal, is an excellent film. He comes together as he has offered a protector of screens with a photo of the poster of the film, pparently inofensivo and very beautiful, intitled " Bicho7 ".

But, if you receive this archive, DO NOT OPEN It UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, delete it immediately.

If you to install the protector of screens EACH HEAD will appear a message in its monitor " SEVEN WORLDS " and after that its HD will be distributed in seven pieces and you WILL LOSE EVERYTHING THAT WILL HAVE IN ITS PC and the person who sent it will have access to its name, e-mail and password. One is about a new virus (" manicomium ") that he started to circulate it this week.

WE NEED TO MAKE EVERYTHING THAT WILL BE POSSIVEL WITHHOLDS THAT VIRUS. The UOL, ig and the AOL already had confirmed its danger and softwares current anti-viruses still are not apt to destroy it. According to story of a professor of the college of medicine of the USP, the virus would have been created for a former-patient of a psychiatric hospital that it judges that the film is based on its history. IT COPIES THIS E-MAIL FOR ALL ITS FRIENDS.

 

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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