"Microsoft" email with virus attached

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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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