Possible Virus

Gerard Seibert gerard-seibert at rcn.com
Sun May 16 05:26:24 PDT 2004

On Sunday, May 16, 2004 5:04:50 AM arden <arden at nildram.co.uk> wrote:

|>Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 20:01:33 +0100
|>From: arden <arden at nildram.co.uk>
|>Subject: possible virus
|>To: York Linux Users Group <linux-users at lists.york.ac.uk>
|>Cc: "freebsd-questions at freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
|>Message-ID: <1084647693.2431.7.camel at localhost>
|>Content-Type: text/plain
|>hi all 
|>Ive just received an e-mail claiming to be from Microsoft telling me to
|>run the attached patch 
|>which must be bogus since I've never registered with m$ and don't
|>connect to the net with any Microsoft operating systems 
|>May-be one for sysadmin people to look for 

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Sunday, May 16, 2004 8:17:38 AM

It is totally false. Microsoft never sends out emails with patches for
it's software. In addition, they usually include a PGP key. You could
try running the email through SPAM COP, but it is probably not worth the

BTW, are you running any AV software? If so, and assuming it  is current,
it should have detected any attached virus or Trojan horse paraphernalia.

Gerard Seibert
gerard-seibert at rcn.com

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