Although this is very amusing it is not actually true. This email is just a hoax and the Olympic Torch virus does not actually exist.
Anti-virus specialists agree that recipients should delete virus hoaxes when they receive them, instead of forwarding them.
Obviously please do still take the standard approach when looking through emails on your computer however if you see one regarding a torch its most defiantly not going to cause your hard drive to self destruct :)
"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.
Also, during the holiday seasons, the subject of an e-mail of this kind could be named as "Christmas Greeting" and other holidays. Please be aware that it IS NOT A FRIENDLY GREETING it is simply a DESTRUCTIVE VIRUS, another words DO NOT OPEN SUCH AN E-MAIL, QUICKLY DELETE IT.
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."