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New IE Virus Alert!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Wet Chicken, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. Wet Chicken

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    Please remember that MicroSoft NEVER sends patches via e-mail. Do not fall for this old trick. Please update your virus definitions!

    Details about the new virus are listed below:


     
  2. Wet Chicken

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    Kudos go out to NiteHawk for pointing out THIS other thread to me. Please read it also ;)
     
  3. BTS '76

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    Thanx for the heads up Wet Chicken. I'll be looking out:D
     
  4. raybro

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    Received that "M$ Security update" e-mail last week. Just deleted it with MailWasher. :D :cool:
     
  5. prospect

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    Good one guys.
     
  6. Wet Chicken

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    Hope it helped you Prospect :)
     
  7. GoJoAGoGo

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    Wet Chicken:

    Thanks for the information, I'll have all my guards up to stop this pest..... :cool:
     
  8. Drew88

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    Thanks
     
  9. Wet Chicken

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    My pleasure. Glad it is helping :D
     
  10. Memory_Loss

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    I believe there is a couple of these floating around.

    The attachments that i've seen being sent by email contain:

    patch.exe

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    update.exe or updater.exe ( i forgot which it is )
     
  11. AKA Arizona

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    Thanks 4 the info and the 1 got was "patch.exe"
     
  12. brindle

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    I just got one that said something about net security notice.
    This past week I've gotten three different one's but just delete them, heck I delete a lot of e-mail I get from friends. Those damn jokes can get long.
     
  13. Wet Chicken

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    Yes they (the bad guys) try to use this trick, and quite a lot of times people fall for it thinking that Microsoft would send patches via e-mail, but Microsoft never has, and never will do this. They simply send you the links for the patches. All of my e-mail is scanned twice before it ever reaches me, and still once one virus got through and tried to infect my computer, but it couldn't get past the best anti-virus "software" there is... a little bit of common sense :p

    I NEVER open up ANY attachments until I confirm with the sender that they sent me something. No attachment is so important that it can't wait a day to be opened up :D
     
  14. xico

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    Thank you, Wet Chicken.

    Xico :D
     
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    Cheers mate!
     
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