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23-10-2003, 10:39 AM

Just looking for some reassurance here. Just lately I've received several emails purporting to come from Microsoft -

'Last Microsoft Critical Pack' from ' Technical Bulletin'
and "Net Security Patch' from 'MS Customer Bulletin' are two in my box this week. I've deleted earlier ones, concerned that they were spam.

Are these really from Microsoft - or are they some spam or worse?

Presumably if they are from Microsoft I should act on them - but why have they just recently started arriving recently?

Will appreciate some advice from you folks - thanks.

23-10-2003, 11:03 AM
They are viruses. Worse than spam.

Microsoft will never e-mail patches to you as attachments.

Delete them.

23-10-2003, 11:22 AM
To be on the safe side ensure that your email client is not set on Preview because some of these email viruses are able to execute just by viewing the email. If your settings are on High Security it will afford some protection, but disabling Preview is an additional safeguard.

23-10-2003, 05:56 PM
Thanks godfather - that confirms what I suspected, about both the messages and Microsoft's activities.

It's good to have you guys out there to call upon - thanks again.

24-10-2003, 08:25 AM
Also install mailwasher (http://www.mailwasher.net) which enables you to delete or bounce these emails before it gets to your mail client.