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Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:08
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Sep 14, 2003

From Microsoft: use this patch immediately.
If you right-click on the message and then click Properties, you will see that it comes from somewhere in Russia.
If you get this message and do as is asked,then your system may seize to function.


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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:38
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I too am getting such messages Sep 14, 2003

Microsoft has made it clear time and again that they are not in the habit of sending such messages. Consequently I put this message unopened into the corbeille (mine is a French id) and then go to that folder and delete it from there as well.

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Alexander Chisholm  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:08
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quite right Sep 14, 2003

Microsoft do not sent out system update information in this way.

Regarding patches for Win XP and office XP however, I received an email from the WOPR people who tested all the Microsoft patches and they are all avialable for download and installation from the Microsoft sites (do this in the evening though as it may occupy your machines for some time, it took me 2 hours to patch windows and office on my main PC and laptop).


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 16:08
Member (2003)
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Yesss, Sep 14, 2003

Such advices were sent out in the name of Kaspersky, Russian Antivirus company, too, but there's no danger, if you remember a simple thing- NO COMPANY sends out its update warnings in such a way, to individual clients, simply it is not an accepted policy.
You're more likely to receive personally addressed message from Dubbya, than from Microsoft.

But, BTW, there is a serious security update released by Microsoft few days ago, so you wouldn’t miss visiting the regular Windows Update service > Scan for updates and choosing "Critical".

Uldis

Alexander Chisholm wrote:

Microsoft do not sent out system update information in this way.

Regarding patches for Win XP and office XP however, I received an email from the WOPR people who tested all the Microsoft patches and they are all avialable for download and installation from the Microsoft sites (do this in the evening though as it may occupy your machines for some time, it took me 2 hours to patch windows and office on my main PC and laptop).


[Edited at 2003-09-14 21:56]

[Edited at 2003-09-14 21:56]


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Eva Blanar  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 15:08
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The message in question does contain a virus Sep 14, 2003

I keep getting this kind of messages (1-2 per day) since about two weeks, from different locations: the attachment contains a virus!

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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:08
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Look in the newspaper! Sep 16, 2003

At least in the US, the situation has gotten so bad that I find articles about each new security problem and patch when I open my copy of the Chicago Tribune in the morning! Very low tech! Then I head over to the Windows update site for the exact patches I need.

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