Virus Notification : "Update For Windows Live"

I have today (Thursday 19th June 2014) been sent the following email :

"Urgent ! Please inform all...
For your computer, circulate this notice to your friends and family contacts!
In the coming days be mindful: do not open any message that contains an attachment called:
"Update for Windows Live"regardless of who sends it.
It is a virus that burns the whole hard drive. This virus comes from a known person who has your address list.
This is why you should send this message to all your contacts.
If you receive a message with the attachment "Windows Live Update", even if it is sent by a friend, do not open and immediately turn off your computer.
This is the worst virus announced by CNN, and has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday.
There is no possibility of repair for this type of virus.
It simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk.
Remember: if you send this information to your contacts, you will protect us all.
Please would someone tell me if this is a scam/malware/virus message + what to do about it?

 

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Last updated September 11, 2018 Views 15,053 Applies to:
Answer

Another version of the Olympic Torch hoax message from years ago:

 

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/windows-live-update-virus-hoax.shtml

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Torch_(hoax)

Just delete the e-mail...

MVP Consumer Security 2014-2016
Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018

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