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Valentine E-Card Virus Alert

Posted by cotojo on February 5, 2008

I have received an email containing a virus link from American Greetings, which is used by many Yahoo users.
e-cards are viewed online NOT downloaded, if you receive one of these DELETE it immediately. Do NOT click the link in the email.

Check the details on my Free PC Security blog – updated 29 Jan 2009

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8 Responses to “Valentine E-Card Virus Alert”

  1. cotojo said

    Xarous – Thank you for the information, I have added this to the post on my Free PC Security blog
    I removed the hotlinks to prevent others from clicking them 🙂
    Thank you for your valued comment.
    Happy Valentine’s Day,

  2. Xarous said

    I as well received an e-mail today with a link and nothing else.

    http://**.***.***.***/ (Link removed by Admin – Details added HERE)

    When going there you see a bad version of an e-card and then it prompts you to download valentine.exe

    Reported to gmail.

    Came from federated***** (Link changed by Admin)

    With subject line: Lovetrain

    Seems to be coming or bouncing from which is in fact a hospital in CA. But please be careful. Good luck.

  3. cotojo said

    Claudette – No problem with the tag 🙂
    The virus with this ecard is a nasty one and as I have mentioned e-cards are viewed online, any that prompt to download are very dodgy!
    Yes you can copy the old age alphabet 🙂
    Have fun and take care my friend,

  4. Claudette said

    hi Colin,
    I have not forgot the tag u gave me, when i figure out how to just put the blog and not all dat other stuffs i will..i didnt forget u…thanks for tellin me about the virus….and if u dont mind can i put the old age thingy on me bloggy….please….


  5. cotojo said

    Jeanne – A very wise move, some of them can cause real problems if downloaded.

    Have a great day,

  6. jeanne said

    i have lately also many emails with viruses… but i didn’t open it and as soon as possible deleted it when i saw the characteristic of this kind of email viruses.

  7. cotojo said

    Bluedreamer – you’re most welcome, this is a nasty one sent out to coincide with Valentine’s Day, and many people could be caught out thinking that they have a secret admirer.
    Have a great week,

  8. hello hmmm thanks for sharing this information i havent encountered viruz yet and i havent know any idea about it
    so thanks for warning me

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