Thursday, August 27, 2009

'Osama Bin Laden Hanged or Killed' and 'Invitation' Computer Viruses Notices

By Linda Light

Yesterday I received an urgent e-mail from my mom about some computer viruses allegedly coming soon. They are the 'Osama Bin Laden Hanged or Killed' and 'Invitation' in the subject lines. They have dangerous executable files attached to them which contain hidden Trojan viruses. These viruses are real, but the danger took place mostly in 2004 or 2005 and any notices you get about these are actually outdated and the viruses can be eliminated with good anti-virus programs. Here is the latest from Snopes. Copying was disabled on the web site, but here is the web site address in case you have received a notice recently about these viruses.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/osama.asp

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