Emails claiming to be from Microsoft with attached viruses

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ozark, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Ozark

    Ozark Guest

    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.net
    Microsoft Customer Services <

    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
    Ozark, Aug 29, 2006
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