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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

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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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  2. mobo

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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.
     
  3. Jamzz

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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.
     
  4. *aussie_blondie

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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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