Is this a virus or a patch?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Gunjani, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Gunjani

    Gunjani Guest

    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
    Gunjani, Aug 26, 2003
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  2. Gunjani

    Raine Guest

    Virus ... delete it.




    "Gunjani" <> wrote in message news:...
    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
    Raine, Aug 26, 2003
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  3. Gunjani

    Raine Guest

    Microsoft don't send emails with attachments.


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


    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
    Raine, Aug 26, 2003
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  4. Gunjani

    BasketCase Guest

    "Gunjani" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.


    ---
    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.512 / Virus Database: 309 - Release Date: 19/08/03
    BasketCase, Aug 26, 2003
    #4
  5. 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/treeview/?url=/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp

    Information on Bogus Microsoft Security Bulletin Emails
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.asp

    Bruce Chambers

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    having both at once. -- RAH


    "Gunjani" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    Bruce Chambers, Aug 27, 2003
    #5
  6. 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?

    --
    longshotjohn 7

    http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/hot2trot


    The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but
    because of those who look on and do nothing. --Albert Einstein
    longshotjohn7, Aug 27, 2003
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  7. Gunjani

    ragz Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    ragz, Aug 27, 2003
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  8. Gunjani

    Conor Guest

    In article <>, ypatel786
    @DELETETHISbtopenworld.com says...

    > Is this real or a virus?
    >

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

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    Conor Turton

    ICQ:31909763
    ________________________
    Conor, Aug 27, 2003
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  9. Gunjani

    Kraftee Guest

    Conor wrote:
    > In article <>,
    > 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.....

    --
    B-)
    Life is pain.....
    Deal with it!!
    Kraftee, Aug 27, 2003
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  10. Gunjani

    BasketCase Guest

    "Kraftee" <> wrote in message
    news:B_33b.5853$...
    > Conor wrote:
    > > In article <>,
    > > 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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    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.512 / Virus Database: 309 - Release Date: 19/08/03
    BasketCase, Aug 27, 2003
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