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I just received an email from support@microsoft.com. The subject was "My application" and the message said simply all information was in the attachment. I haven't sent for anything from MS. This is a virus, right? My virus scanner didn't give me an alert, but don't want to open the attachment.Thanks,Todd

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Yes it is a virus - Shift-Delete it and then update your virus definitions.--qnh

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Yes, it is a virus. I received it a few days ago but fortunately deleted it. It is some kind of worm that is going around.

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If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck...Its probably a duck.Toss it. Its a virus all right.Dee Waldron (HJG)

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Thanks guys, that's what I thought. Downloading new definitions now.Todd

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Yeah i too have gotten this under sustained "attack" --> i.e. Multiple messages all with different subject lines and or attachments.Thus so far Norton Antivirus has picked up:1) W32.HLLW.Mankx@mm2) W.32.KlezH3) W.32.Sobig.A4) W.32.HybrisA Further 5 items are/were also quarrantined by Zone Alarm. All of the above were sent to me within the last 3 days & all emails were at the very least duplicated.Other Address' that should immediately be blocked:ktc1@cox.netbig@boss.comhahaha@sexyfun.netqjeur3t3w@yahoo.comgiannoulis@olympusnet.grAll of the above address had virii attached & all appear to be the work of virus bots as per the support@microsoft.com emails.The most persistant offender of the above list is big@boss.com, everyone that i know of that has had an email from this address gets it regularly.The way that i control these address' is:1) If using Outlook XP, 2000, 95 etc (or even outlook express if it has a rules wizzard), OPEN the Rules wizzard.2) One by one add these address' to be immediately & permanently deleted upon reciept. Make sure the rules remain "turned on".By using the rules wizzard in Outlook & having both Norton AV and Zone Alarm (or similar firewall software/hardware) you should be able to effectively block these types of emails - the one bad thing is that Virri "programmers" are pretty well one step ahead of the Anti virus software updates.

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I knew it was a virus right off... Microsoft Support actually responding to an e-mail??? Yeah right!:-lol EddieKSLC

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Hi!Just got the same email! Fortunately I read somewhere that Microsoft is never sending any kind of updates or application information via email.Toby

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Also in Outlook, have all preview or autoopen features turned off.I use an e-mail prescanner that gives the sender, subject, and message size. The messages mentioned here were asbout 200K in size giving a clue they contained executable code. Not recommended unless it is a file attachment you requested.If you wish to examine an attachment, save it without opening and executing in a safe area where you can prescan it with a-v software. Never just click on a link to it because that may open and execute the infected attachment.

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Is there a way to block addresses in Netscape Mail? I would like to know because to prevent these kind of emails as well as emails that I get from Viagra, Zanax etc. There just a bunch of ***** taking space on my computer. Please let me know.Thanks,

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Hey Kurt, no program is perfect! My ISP has a good spam protecter as well as the ability for me to block any email or domain...I still got this message from MS....twice! (along with a buttload of spam that does get stopped). I use an online server for my emails, no outlook again, to many chances of d/l a virus. I run 2 firewalls and an updated verison of Norton, better safe than sorry.funny thing, my spam detector got the email, but the anti virus didn't! LOLRegards, Michaelhttp://mysite.verizon.net/res052cd/mybannercva1.jpgCalVirAir International VAwww.calvirair.comCougar Mountain Helicopters & Aviationwww.cgrmtnhelos.com

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here's the deal: Microsoft will NEVER send you anything as an email attachment.They'll send you at most a link to a page on THEIR OWN SITE where you can find information and a download link.

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