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G`day Fellas ,

I just had an email from a mate who said under no circumstances open any emails regardless of who they were from .....that had any sort of a Heading relating to @%^&&&& .

Its the Ist I`ve heard of it , and may well be a hoax , but better to be safe than sorry.


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Yes, this hoax email has been doing the rounds for a number of years now.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES open one of these.

Here is a link to the latest warning posted on www.trendmicro.com alerting everone to this

latest one:



@%^&&&& Virus Warning Hoax

Type: Malware Related

Discovery Date: Apr 9, 2006 12:00:00 AM GMT -0800

Last Reported Date: Apr 9, 2006 12:00:00 AM GMT -0800


This email hoax warns users that email messages offering pictures of @%^&&&& hanged or captured contain a destructive virus that causes affected systems to crash.

While the said email messages have been used by several malware, this warning, or variations of this warning, are already outdated. Users are therefore advised to keep their antivirus software up-to-date, and to refrain from forwarding similar messages to other users.

Original Message:


Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and

the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash

and you will not be able to fix it!

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the

globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.

Don't be inconsiderate; send this warning to whomever you know.

If you get an email along the lines of "@%^&&&& Captured"

or "Osama Hanged" don't open the attachment.

Description Created: Apr 9, 2006 3:28:35 PM GMT -0800

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