This hoax has been distributed across the internet. The report is untrue,
and the email is not infected with the Zafi-D virus which spread in
Christmas greeting emails in 2004. The email can be safely deleted.
The text of the hoax reads as follows:
Subject: PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING:
You should be alert during the next days:
Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Merry Christmas'
regardless of who sent it, It is a virus that opens as an Open Log Fire
and will burn the whole hard disc in 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 'Merry Christmas', though sent by a friend,
do not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst
virus announced, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most
destructive virus ever.
This virus was discovered 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.