Internet explorer patch - Is it genuine

  dacob 12:25 09 Mar 2004
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Does anyone know if this is a genuine message from microsoft. I feel uneasy about opening the patch. Details of email copied below.

Use this patch immediately !
From: "Microsoft" [email protected]>
Date: Tue, March 9, 2004 11:30
To:
Priority: Normal
Options: View Full Header | View Printable Version


Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!
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Attachments:

patch.exe 12 k [ application/download ]

  Jester2K 12:26 09 Mar 2004

Virus - delete it.

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 12:27 09 Mar 2004

They dont send patches by emails so i wouldnt open it.


Regards.

  expertec 12:27 09 Mar 2004

You beat me to it, I was just about to say that

  Jester2K 12:27 09 Mar 2004
  Stuartli 14:44 09 Mar 2004

Microsoft has always emphasised, both publically and on its websites, that it NEVER sends out unsolicited e-mails.

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