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The Following "Microsoft" Message is a HOAX...

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this is the latest version of security update, the "September 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which eliminates all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express. Install now to continue keeping your computer secure from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow an malicious user to run executable on your system. This update includes the functionality of all previously released patches.


? System requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP
? This update applies to MS Internet Explorer, version 4.01 and later
MS Outlook, version 8.00 and later
MS Outlook Express, version 4.01 and later
? Recommendation Customers should install the patch at the earliest opportunity.
? How to install Run attached file. Choose Yes on displayed dialog box.
? How to use You don't need to do anything after installing this item.


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Don't be fooled by the fact that it links to Microsoft. It's not from Microsoft! Remember: Microsoft don't send out messages to you like this! They don't send spam, and they never address you anonymously as "Microsoft Customer", and even though we are not keen on Microsoft and don't like the way they build operating systems, they are not guilty of sending out these messages!

The message is a VIRUS (the attached file being harmful), and if you have been taken in by it and run the executable attachment, then you'll need to get some antivirus software to clean your computer. Best of luck!


This page is part of Zyra's website and Zyra.info. The hoaxers have sent us LOADS of these Microsoft hoax messages! We don't know who sent them, but we're not impressed. Also see useful tips on avoiding catching a virus


News 2004/01: Yet Another Microsoft Hoax! See Windows XP Service Pack 1 (Express) - Critical Update.