!Microsoft is NOT sending ANY emails to you. Read this!

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by helper, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. helper

    helper Guest

    DON'T open any attachments.

    Always REMEMBER:
    "If a BAD GUY can persuade you to run his program on
    your computer, its NOT your computer anymore."

    Microsoft does NOT send updates as email attachments.

    "Authentic security bulletin mailers never provide the
    patch itself or a link to the patch; instead, they refer the
    reader to the complete version of the bulletin on our
    web site, which provides a link to the patch"

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/authenticate_mail.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.asp

    PLEASE Don't click on any email attachment you don't
    know about. Because it will most likely be a VIRUS!!!!!!!
    Even if you're all protected don't click on any unknown
    email attachments.

    Consider using these (free for home use) tools:
    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
    http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_download.html

    DON'T open any attachments.

    Consider using these settings in Outlook Express:

    Tools | Options | Security | Virus Protection

    Choose "Restricted Zone"
    Enable "Warn me when other applications trying to send mail as me"
    Enable "Do not allow attachments to be saved..."

    DON'T open any attachments.

    If you get infected, follow EXACT instructions from:
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/
    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/swen.shtml#disinf
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

    On Windows XP enable firewall:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/networking/icf.asp

    Keep up to date with:
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    DON'T open any attachments.

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/basics.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/beyond_basics.asp

    DON'T open any attachments.
     
    helper, Sep 29, 2003
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  2. helper

    helper2 Guest

    dont multi post
     
    helper2, Sep 29, 2003
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  3. helper

    helper Guest

    why?

     
    helper, Sep 29, 2003
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  4. helper

    grw Guest

    Yeah why?
    Its good enough for those with "Microsoft Update" problems to multipost ;-)

    It seems that there are more than enough stupid people posting here with
    that problem. Hopefully some are smart enough to use their newsreader just
    for that - to read.
    They will then find a resolution to their problem, as clearly posted by
    helper and others MANY time, without adding to the already large number of
    duplicate posts.
     
    grw, Sep 29, 2003
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  5. helper

    |{evin Guest

    multi-post != cross-post
     
    |{evin, Sep 29, 2003
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  6. helper

    Longhorn Guest

    ....but I am getting e-mails from Microsoft (on a daily basis) ...and no,
    they're not spoofed - they actually come from Microsoft and don't contain
    any viruses.
     
    Longhorn, Sep 29, 2003
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  7. helper

    helper Guest

    So you're saying you get authentic emails
    from Microsoft that contain updates as
    email attachments? Please read the whole
    message not just the title.

    Refer to:

    "Authentic security bulletin mailers never provide the
    patch itself or a link to the patch; instead, they refer the
    reader to the complete version of the bulletin on our
    web site, which provides a link to the patch"
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/authenticate_mail.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/news/patch_hoax.asp
     
    helper, Sep 29, 2003
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