Strange Attachment from Microsoft ?

  Alan Ryan 17:26 19 Sep 2003

Had an e-mail(with attachment)today that was supposed to be from Microsoft (Security Program)
I deleted it without opening it. Why would Microsoft want to send me an attachment ? Seemed
a bit suspicious. It's too easy to get paranoid about Internet worms etc.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:28 19 Sep 2003

Microsoft NEVER send any emails with is a virus. Deleting it will be OK.


  MAJ 17:49 19 Sep 2003

GANDALF <|:-)> is correct, got one myself. Mailwasher to the rescue again. click here

  OldBaldy 18:49 19 Sep 2003

Check the source of any messages you get from suspicious sources... I've now had several of these emails and among the actual senders were :
[email protected] and [email protected] - at a guess i'd say those aren't likely to be official Microsoft email addresses....

  Alan Ryan 19:21 19 Sep 2003

Thanks - I'll get myself a Mailwasher. I suppose I ought to have clicked Block Sender in the Inbox, but I just deleted the whole thing pronto.

  antoni34 19:30 19 Sep 2003

I agree with the others this IS a virus - check click here - its listed there

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