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Old 09-25-2003, 08:59 AM
dhama dhama is offline
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Exclamation "Microsoft" virus alert

Just received this including a virus, luckily Norton caught it, but if you get this, don't opne the attachment. Microsoft NEVER send out emails like this, it head the authentic Microsoft logo and everything.


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Old 09-25-2003, 09:26 AM
Solange Solange is offline
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I think I got 3 or 4 of them today! They were quickly & politely shown the fastest route to the trash bin!
Old 09-25-2003, 11:09 AM
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Thanks for the warning, got it too

Speaking of viruses I'd like to warn for the following, I've already received two mails today, coming from a 'postmaster' account that says that it was unable to deliver an e-mail to certain persons. Do not open the mail, it contains a virus in the attachement, Norton will catch the virus butt still pay attention. You can easely recognise the virus since the size is about 146kB which is way to much for such an e-mail.
Old 09-25-2003, 01:43 PM
suzieq51 suzieq51 is offline
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Originally posted by Solange
I think I got 3 or 4 of them today! They were quickly & politely shown the fastest route to the trash bin!
Haah, I got one too Solange but wasn't nearly as polite as you

Tks for the warnings dhama and @m.
Old 09-25-2003, 02:40 PM
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Sorry you picked this up dhama

I did post a warning regarding this on the 19th, but no one posted on the thread and it died


Sorry you did'nt see it in time.
Old 09-26-2003, 01:23 AM
dhama dhama is offline
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Thanks mate, but I must've missed that one.
Old 09-28-2003, 05:55 AM
DarkForge DarkForge is offline
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I've had and am still having the same problem, both the Microsoft-appearance one and the ones saying messages could not be delivered to these weird e-mail addresses. One morning I checked my Inbox, and received no less than 38 of the damn things!

A lot of people on a newsgroup that I'm subscribed to reported the same problem. I unsubscribed from that group, and since then the volume of these e-mails have dropped considerably. Now I'm only getting perhaps 4 max at any one time.

I don't know if that knowledge helps anybody. By unsubscribing from the newsgroup, it didn't stop me getting them altogether, but it did cut them down substantially.


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