Virus Spam From Microsoft

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SkazzyUK, May 22, 2003.

  1. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Hello all,

    I am being spammed with the following viruses:
    W32.HLLW.Mankx@mm
    and
    W32.Klez.H@mm

    These are both from support @ microsoft!!

    I know they ain't coming from them, I have recieved 5 so far!

    Hopefully I don't get no more :)

    Skazz
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    All I can say is: Update your AV and Firewall (not to you, SU, but to the rest of the world)
     
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    We got an e-mail from microsoft today but we deleted it as soon as we saw it...I'm not that daft to open it :)
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I've never ever received even one virus letter. I have no clue why since everyone else gets tons of them...
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I very rarely get any, but I did get this one, Norton picked it up nicely though
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've been getting loads from "microsoft" to an (un-used :rolleyes: ) yahoo! account. I just automatically delete them.
     
  7. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    My so called "Microsoft" e-mails go to my yahoo too :(
     
  8. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    *e-mails Zedric a virus so he doesn't feel left out*
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Basically I think that places like yahoo that publically list there members pages/profiles are just asking for their members to be spammed, the same goes for the ICQ directory, if you put your e-mail addy into your details, it can be parsed from the site by a robot in no time.
     
  10. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    True but it tends now that dictionary methods are used more than harvested email addresses.
     
  11. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    If microsoft were to release their "patches" via email they would be just as destructive as a virus!!
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Enyo, yeah, I've noticed that the to field is a lot more alphabestised recently :p
    I suppose they can use a combo of both to be really annoying, either way it's a pain, I've gotten to used so deleting all the crap i get now though, its just an automatic reaction and it doesn't bother me anymore.

    rushm001, there's nothing wrong with Microsofts patches, they work fine for me ;)
     
  13. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    *oohhh a mail, I wonder what this attachment is...*
    *click*
    *....*