The virus warning regarding the word "Invitation" & the Olympic torch is
a Hoax. See the following which I found on www.truthorfiction.com
There are other similar websites that do the same thing.
Virus Profile: Olympic Torch Hoax
- Home Users: *N/A*
- Corporate Users: *N/A*
Date Discovered: 2/27/2006
Date Added: 2/27/2006
DAT Required: N/A
*AVERT HOAX Notice!! *
*McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of an email HOAX.*
This email message is just a HOAX, currently we know of no other message
that the user will receive about the HOAX as the initial email states.
McAfee AVERT has not received any report of a user's hard drive being
erased for opening the email.
The Olympic Torch Hoax first surfaced in February, 2006, just days
before the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games in Turin.
It is a slightly revised version of a virus hoax circulating since
2000, popularly known as "A Virtual Card for You
" or "Destroys Sector Zero
" We are advising users who
receive the email to delete it and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an
email HOAX propagates.
*_Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via
Please read the attached warning issued today.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:
You should be alert during the next days:
Do not open any message with an attached filed called "Invitation"
regardless of who sent it .
It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which "burns" the whole hard
disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who
has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should
send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this
message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.
If you receive a mail called "invitation", though sent by a friend, do
not open it and shut down your computer immediately.
This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by
Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair
yet for this kind of virus.
This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the
vital information is kept.
SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, COPY THIS E-MAIL AND SEND IT TO
YOUR FRIENDS AND REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL
*Again, if you receive this email, delete it and DO NOT pass it on. *