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"Microsoft" email with virus attached

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by xtchr, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. xtchr

    xtchr Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2003
    Do NOT open any email message from "Internet Security Section" of Microsoft addressed to "MS Client" and having the Subject Line "Latest Net Pack."
    This email carries the W32.SwenA virus. I just received the message--I am using Windows ME with Norton AntiVirus 2001, and got a big red virus message when the email arrived. I have it quarantined.
    I am attaching a copy of the message for everyone's information. I particularly like the line "You don't need to do anything after installing this item." ! ! !

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  2. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    Actually there are a few varying messages on emails being sent out in the name of microsoft. One that comes to ind that I have received is critical updates.
  3. Jamzz


    Oct 3, 2003
    Yes, I have recieved several official looking Microsoft critical security updates and each one has contained a virus that was detected by the anti-virus program.

    I am mad that someone is getting away with this bigtime.

    I am a computer novice but I know enough to be extremely careful about emails.
  4. *aussie_blondie


    Nov 29, 2002
    Thanx, xtchr. I've just found a whole heap of "microsoft" emails in an account I don't use often. Something told me not to click on an unsolicited 'exe' file so I came over here to see what was going on. This is really bad; a lot of people would have been fooled by this one, I think. :(

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