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Microsoft Security Updates, But Not By Email

From: Microsoft Public Support
Subject: Latest Microsoft Security Patch

Microsoft Customer,

this is the latest version of security update, the “August 2006, Cumulative Patch” update which fixes all known security vulnerabilities…

Please don’t fall for this. Microsoft DOES NOT send software updates out via email, certainly not a broadcast email. Synamtec’s anti-virus software found that this email included an attachment which was identified as containing a virus known as 1. q694726.exe: W32.Swen.A@mm. Eew, that sounds icky.

Make sure that your system is up-to-date, but be sure to use the Microsoft Update website or automatic update service to do so. Don’t expect to get software updates in your email.

As always, NEVER open email attachments that you don’t recognize and didn’t ask for (and even then, let’s be careful out there).

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