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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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    this is the latest version of security update, the "September 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which resolves all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express. Install now to help maintain the security of your computer from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow an malicious user to run executable on your system.


    System requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP
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    Cool

    I think I got 3 or 4 of them today! They were quickly & politely shown the fastest route to the trash bin!

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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.

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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.

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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

    http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthr...threadid=24453

    Sorry you did'nt see it in time.

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    Cool

    Thanks mate, but I must've missed that one.

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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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