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I have just had an e mail from microsoft re security update.
I am sure i read a post saying microsoft never sent e mails to the public.
I never opened the e mail in case it was a virus.I checked microsoft update page and a security update was available
I am now a little confused but then again thats normal for me!
Should i open the mail??
If you have XP go to the updates site as there is an update. I'm not sure about the e-mail. Probably a coincidence and you were correct to not open it.
Microsoft do send out warning e-mails if you subscribe to them. I received that one tonight.
Microsoft will NOT sent attachments with fixes for a virus, they are a virus. click here for info about Microsoft e-mails.
Thanks for the reply's ,I do have XP and have installed the update and i am now on my way to delete the e mail.
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MICROSOFT SECURITY UPDATE
July 2, 2004
SECURITY UPDATE SUMMARY
On Friday, July 2, 2004, Microsoft is releasing a configuration
Microsoft Windows(r) XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server(tm) 2003 to
address recent malicious attacks against Microsoft Internet
To learn more about this update, review this notice on
Windows customers are encouraged to apply this configuration change
immediately to help protect against current Internet Explorer
update is available on the Windows Update Web site.
Customers who have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 RC2 are not
at risk and do not need this configuration change.
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That one look legit....
but I still wouldn't trust it.
Microsoft do send e-mails, but none with attachments.
All very confusing ,But better safe than sorry
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