Microsoft Cumulative Patch

  bjay 14:24 23 Sep 2003

Having just read the recent chat about the Microsoft Update Patch - Worm/Swen.A , can someone confirm that the recent email I received (allegedly from Microsoft) is a hoax/virus?
The email looks official and claims to be from Microsoft and invites me to down load a "September 2003 Cumulative Patch" which will "block all known vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express"

It isn't from Microsoft is it?

  -pops- 14:29 23 Sep 2003

No, it isn't. Delete it completely from your system.

  Jester2K II 14:32 23 Sep 2003

Swen or Gibe virus - delete

  bjay 14:51 23 Sep 2003

Many thanks - will delete.

  Gaz 25 17:32 23 Sep 2003

Too tell you the truth it is the virus that has hit my mailserver over 500 times, let alone only 3 sobigs hit it.

Oddly enough my home e-mail address was only hit by Gibe once, no sobig.

So it is quite a bad virus this.

I would class it a High threat, not a medium one like Symantec say.

  bjay 22:18 23 Sep 2003

Sorry you have been hit - I might have been had it not been for previous chat in this helproom.

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