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virus alert: beware of an e-card from "worship you.com"

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I've bitched about the erratic Norton antivirus this week, but they seemed to have spared me a major virus this a.m. Because my spam filter is so thorough, it often isolates real mail; I'm not cautious enough in opening things that turn up there. Today I had one of those "ecard" notifcations, and since I get legit ones some frequency (one from my union just this week), I pasted the thing on my browser far too soon. It was instnatly revealed as bogus, and dangerous, but luckily my Norton shut it off before the 15 second delay kicked in.

I'm sure this is a comment on my neediness -- so eager to get a greeting card from anyone, I'll open anything. But the bigger issue here for us non-computer geeks is to remember that a "download(er)" is still possible, even when you don't actually click on "download" within an email, as often happened in the past. This was supposedly just a site to visit, but it turned out to be an almost instant download. Norton isolated it, blocked, and removed it. Beware.

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Updated On: 8/5/07 at 03:00 PM
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Do you need a hug?
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I don't think you can tell who's sent you an ecard until you've opened it.
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No, that's not true. Usually it will tell you who sent them in the subject. When I got e-Cards on my birthday, all of them told me who they were from before I even opened the email.
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Yeah, the subject will typically read "Christine has sent you an ecard" or "You have an egreeting from Beth!"
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"Yeah, the subject will typically read "Christine has sent you an ecard" or "You have an egreeting from Beth!"

LOL
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I meant when you get an ecard from someone you know. Obviously, insert appropriate name.

These just say "you have an ecard from a coworker" or something vague like that.
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CJR-Oh, I know!
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Updated On: 8/4/07 at 06:20 PM
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ugh- I am getting tired of those emails- so far today I have:

You've received a greeting card from a Class-mate!
You've received a postcard from a Partner!
You've received an ecard from a Neighbor!

it's only within the past month or so that my Gmail's become really inundated with them...my fav though is the one with the Hallmark.com fake header, with 'Hallmark' spelled wrong. Hee.
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I've gotten around 5 in the past week. At first I didn't know it was a scam-my computer wouldn't even open the cards (yay for Macs), but I started emailing all my friends asking them if they sent me a card because I couldn't open them! oy.
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Yeah, I've avoided all those faux Hallmark ones, and even the Classmates come-on. But here's my pathetic confession: today's said something like "Worship You.com." Jeesh, pitiful, I know, as admited when I started this.
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LOL-I got that one too-I was so naive that I thought I was really getting one from someone who idolized me-I went nuts trying to figure it out!
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I open nothing unless I know who it is from.
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Or where it's been...
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2
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What's also strange, or not ... I spent Saturday getting rid of it, employing Norton, etc., and my computer has never been so efficient or fast ever since. Does just using all that crap make a computer kick-in? I'm so poorly informed about such things. Yet I did notice that last night and today, it's humming along, doing everything so much faster. Someone told me restarting a couple of times close together makes a computer work more effectively; perhaps a myth, but in my case, it's happened. Yesterday I had to restart three times in 4 hours.
"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Garry Shandling
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I got an e-card with some porn in it.

My computer's happy.
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2