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Gunjani
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      08-26-2003
Received the following email allegedly from Microsoft:

"Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!"

The attached file is 9.6KB and named patch.zl9.

Is this real or a virus?
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in your eyes, to live on your cheeks, and to die on your
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Raine
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      08-26-2003
Virus ... delete it.




"Gunjani" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed) m...
Received the following email allegedly from Microsoft:

"Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!"

The attached file is 9.6KB and named patch.zl9.

Is this real or a virus?
--
Many Thanks

Gunjani
"If I could be anything, I would be your tears, to be born
in your eyes, to live on your cheeks, and to die on your
lips." - unknown
 
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Raine
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      08-26-2003

Microsoft don't send emails with attachments.


"Gerard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 19:08:39 +0000 (UTC), Gunjani
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Received the following email allegedly from Microsoft:
>
>"Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
>There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
>More than 500.000 already infected!"
>
>The attached file is 9.6KB and named patch.zl9.
>
>Is this real or a virus?


I do not believe that Microsoft act like this. So check the Microsoft
site and search for that patch.zl9 andf you will find out if it is
real. But do not open that attachment.
Gerard
 
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BasketCase
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      08-26-2003

"Gunjani" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) m...
> Received the following email allegedly from Microsoft:
>
> "Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
> There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
> More than 500.000 already infected!"
>
> The attached file is 9.6KB and named patch.zl9.
>
> Is this real or a virus?


It's a virus. Microsoft don't email patches. Delete it.


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Bruce Chambers
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      08-27-2003
Greetings --

Any and all legitimate patches and updates are readily available
at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/. (Notice that this is the true
URL, rather than the bogus one that may have been contained in the
email you received.) Any messages that point to any other source(s) or
claim to have the patch attached are bogus.

What you probably received is either a malicious hoax or the
output of a computer infected by one of several relatively new, but
wide-spread, mass emailing worms.

Microsoft never has, does not currently, and never will email
unsolicited security patches. At the most, if, and only if, you
subscribe to their security notification newsletter, they will send
you an email informing you that a new patch is available for
downloading.

Microsoft Policies on Software Distribution
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...icy/swdist.asp

Information on Bogus Microsoft Security Bulletin Emails
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...patch_hoax.asp

Bruce Chambers

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"Gunjani" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) m...
> Received the following email allegedly from Microsoft:
>
> "Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
> There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
> More than 500.000 already infected!"
>
> The attached file is 9.6KB and named patch.zl9.
>
> Is this real or a virus?
> --
> Many Thanks
>
> Gunjani
> "If I could be anything, I would be your tears, to be

born
> in your eyes, to live on your cheeks, and to die on

your
> lips." - unknown



 
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longshotjohn7
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      08-27-2003
Gunjani wrote:
> Received the following email allegedly from Microsoft:
>
> "Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
> There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
> More than 500.000 already infected!"
>
> The attached file is 9.6KB and named patch.zl9.
>
> Is this real or a virus?



Microsoft has no friends..only payees..so what do you think?

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because of those who look on and do nothing. --Albert Einstein


 
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ragz
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      08-27-2003
Gunjani this has not come from microsoft, They don't send emails they pop up
when you log on the net as "Microsoft Updates" so delete it.......Rags
"Gunjani" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) m...
> Received the following email allegedly from Microsoft:
>
> "Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
> There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
> More than 500.000 already infected!"
>
> The attached file is 9.6KB and named patch.zl9.
>
> Is this real or a virus?
> --
> Many Thanks
>
> Gunjani
> "If I could be anything, I would be your tears, to be born
> in your eyes, to live on your cheeks, and to die on your
> lips." - unknown



 
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Conor
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      08-27-2003
In article <(E-Mail Removed)> , ypatel786
@DELETETHISbtopenworld.com says...

> Is this real or a virus?
>

You're a moron for even thinking its a patch.

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Kraftee
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      08-27-2003
Conor wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)> ,
> ypatel786 @DELETETHISbtopenworld.com says...
>
>> Is this real or a virus?
>>

> You're a moron for even thinking its a patch.


No, he is just a typical clueless newbie, just like you were.
Remember there are literally millions out there, most are naive enough
the believe that the internet is a nice play to be.....

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Deal with it!!


 
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BasketCase
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      08-27-2003

"Kraftee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:B_33b.5853$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Conor wrote:
> > In article <(E-Mail Removed)> ,
> > ypatel786 @DELETETHISbtopenworld.com says...
> >
> >> Is this real or a virus?
> >>

> > You're a moron for even thinking its a patch.

>
> No, he is just a typical clueless newbie, just like you were.
> Remember there are literally millions out there, most are naive enough
> the believe that the internet is a nice play to be.....


Nicely put Kraftee. Too many people forget that fact.


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