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Ozark
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      08-29-2006
Hi Guys,

Just a head's-up for the more gulible folks. The experienced folks know
not to open EXE files. A lot of emails have been making the rounds that
are supposed to be from Microsoft. These emails claim to have security
patches attached. Microsoft does not email patches. Don't open any
attachments from these emails. They contain viruses.
Here are the from address of the last couple:
MS Security Services
<cpsywceraizf_bksm@confidence_ms.net.visp.demon.ne t
Microsoft Customer Services <(E-Mail Removed)

Here is a copy of the email:

MS Customer

this is the latest version of security update, the "August 2006,
Cumulative Patch" update which fixes all known security vulnerabilities
affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as
well as three newly discovered vulnerabilities. Install now to protect
your computer from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which
could allow an malicious user to run executable on your system. This
update includes the functionality of all previously released patches.


System requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP
This update applies to MS Internet Explorer, version 4.01 and later
MS Outlook, version 8.00 and later
MS Outlook Express, version 4.01 and later
Recommendation Customers should install the patch at the earliest
opportunity.
How to install Run attached file. Choose Yes on displayed dialog box.
How to use You don't need to do anything after installing this item.

Microsoft Product Support Services and Knowledge Base articles can be
found on the Microsoft Technical Support web site. For security-related
information about Microsoft products, please visit the Microsoft
Security Advisor web site, or Contact Us.

Thank you for using Microsoft products.

Please do not reply to this message. It was sent from an unmonitored
e-mail address and we are unable to respond to any replies.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The names of the actual companies and products mentioned herein are the
trademarks of their respective owners.

Good Luck

 
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