Some facts

  Forum Editor 17:45 18 Sep 2003

might help here.

1. Microsoft do send out emails.

2. The 'from' address will sometimes look odd. here's a recent example: [email protected]osoft.com

That was the 'from' address of a perfectly valid Microsoft email, sent to Microsoft 'partners' (of which I am one) recently.

3. What Microsoft will NEVER do is ask you to run code from within an email - there will always be a link to a Microsoft web site.

Please do NOT post code like this again. I know you want to be helpful, but Jester2K II's advice is good - warnings about specific viruses are often not as useful as they might seem. They can engender a sense of panic, whereas what we all need is an understanding of what to do to protect ourselves against the many new viruses that are released each week. The anti-virus companies generally know about new infections before Microsoft, and they'll release new updates as soon as they can. The best advice is to keep your AV software up to date, do not open attachments unless you are expecting them, and don't comply with any request to run anything on your computer unless (and until) you are sure about it - even if the request purports to come from a previously trusted source.

Come into the forum and ask - there'll usually be someone here who can help.

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