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NET. Messenger update email.

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by flex22, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    I recieved ten emails in one go entitled "NET. Messenger update."

    This is strange.I checked one of them and it said make sure you update messenger if you dont have the latest version.It went on about how Microsoft care for your security and so you should follow our guidelines.

    The addresses it gave to download the stuff were written down but they weren't clickable links.

    This email wasn't from Microsoft I'm sure so I'm asking you guys what do you think.

    I haven't checked the URL's because there may be a virus there or something.
     
  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Your safe Flex, take a look here http://www.msnfanatic.be/re.php?a=76 and here http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=99215&hl=messenger&st=0 for more info. :knife
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Bin them all, Flex !

    You've got enough on your plate right now ! That's just trouble waiting in the wings :cussing

    M$ would only tell you once ! (mind you, they'd probably leave it too late, right enough :P )
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    I'll get me coat, then :oops:
     
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  5. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    Sorry but I'm still confused.

    I'm not going to type those URL's, they look shifty to me.

    I'll update messenger but I'll go to the MS site first and get to it that way just to make sure.

    Thanks.
     
  6. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    The first link I posted gives you an explanation for the reson you recieved multiple emails. I got the mail so thought I'd check it out. The link is legit and your safe. Do you have any antivirus if so update it then go to the link.
     
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  7. flex22

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    OK, I'm at ease now you've reassured me.

    It's just a really strange email to get from MS.
    It looked so much like a hoax, really amateurish.

    The links aren't even clickable but if you say it's good then I'm ok with that.

    I'll sort it tomorrow, it's way past me bedtime for doing all that palava right now.

    Cheers! :!:
     
  8. Nelix
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    Just to let you all know there IS a new virus, much the same as blaster that says the sender is microsoft with an attatchment called 'patch'.

    The attatchment is actually a virus
     
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  9. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Yeah I've read, its called W32/Dumaru-A


    [INFO] http://www.certforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=413

     
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