I just did a search and found there are also some "urban legends" sites such as
(their virus page URL is http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/virus.htm)
where one can check if a virus (or other) warning is real (which I will do in the future before forwarding!)
>Life is Beautiful virus
>This hoax alert warns everyone to look out for emails with an attachment
>called "Life is Beautiful.PPS". According to the hoax, if you click on the
>attachment, your computer will be infected with a dangerous computer virus.