For future reference if there's a known virus, McAfee and Norton do detect it just update you virus definitions. I mean, what do you think would happen? Oh, look there's a new virus and out scanners don't detect it. Let's not update our definitions to find it. C'mon, you can find it by doing a search, and the guys who develop the algorithms for heuristic scanning can't find it? I think not. And yeah they knew about the virus before the person who forwarded that message to you did. They get paid to know.
So don't believe the friend who got it from a friend who heard from a friend who's second cousin's grandma's bridge club partner had her whole computer and the disks lying near it erased. Not to mention her CDs scratched, and her goldfish died, and...
[Note: This post was done in a spirit of humor. Please don't hate me 'cause I'm right. I just find it funny how much trust is placed in a mass forwarded e-mail. Enough to start deleting files from your computer? At that point you're the virus, and your the one spreading the virus. Think about it.]