There are a lot of these going around now with various headings trying to make it appear as if they came from Microsoft. Microsoft never sends unsolicited software updates by email! Delete them without opening. Billh
I received an e-mail today from Microsoft. The subject is "Newest Internet Security Upgrade" It has an attachment that Outlook Express removed as it was/is an executable called "installation 232.exe" The e-mail certainly looks authentic, so I checked The Microsoft site and lo and behold there is a section on how to tell if an e-mail is legitimate. There is an actual example of a hoax and shocking enough it looks just like the email I received....
So beware there seems to be something new out there...
Trust Me, Its not NEW. In fact I have been reading about it for months. Some of us are getting sick of reading all about it in every newsgroup, all the time. so just protect yourself. I saw some in my box about 4 months ago, and figured it out, now i never see it anymore.
Similar one purporting to be from PayPal. Labeled something like "important information about your PayPal account". Really got my antennae up since I don't have a PayPal account.
Also got one from CitiBank also with the subject of important information about my account and telling me my account would be closed if I didn't visit the web site given and reconfirm my personal information. Funny thing, I don't have, and never had a Citbank account. Even more funny, when I forwarded this fraud to abuse@Citibank, I got a bounced message indictating they don't accept mail with web-bugs. While that may be a good policy, just suppose I was someone in the first wave of recipients of this fraudulent e-mail; I would have had no way to notify them of this coming flood of frauds.
it is the product of the SWEN virus, trying to send it self to you and all the rest of us.
Please, will everyone wake up and ditch Outlook already? Outlook is the target of allthese things, just about nothing else is vulnerable. IF we allpull together and stop using Outlook, the virii and worms will go away. Same with Spam, never reply, never buy, it will go.
swarf, steam and wind
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WTH Look at that post. "I received an e-mail from Microsoft today." She still believes it!¿ People must live under rocks or something not to be aware of this stuff, which has been going on for years. Gullible people just invite more scams, spams, and hackers. I guess the old pigeon drop still works too so I should not be surprised.
Oh, purleese. If we all ditched Outlook/Outlook Express and used 'something else', then the virus writers will just target the 'something else'. If you think that all the virus writers want to do is to bug Microsoft, I think you're very much mistaken.