Yet another feeble attempt to mess up my computer. In this e-mail, the creator/sender has not even tried to make it look like an official Microsoft message. These boys are getting lazy.. :-)
The reference in the e-mail text below is to this helpful update:
virus Win32/Spy.Goldun.NDO trojan
I am sure that it works quite well, but not today, Josephine, eh..
OK, on to the text of the e-mail. The attachment has been removed, as has the ability to click on the bogus Microsoft URL contained therein.
Dear Microsoft Customer,
Please notice that Microsoft company has recently issued a Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows. The update applies to the following OS versions: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millenium, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista.
Please notice, that present update applies to high-priority updates category. In order to help protect your computer against security threats and performance problems, we strongly recommend you to install this update.
Since public distribution of this Update through the official website http;//www.microsoft.com would have result in efficient creation of a malicious software, we made a decision to issue an experimental private version of an update for all Microsoft Windows OS users.
As your computer is set to receive notifications when new updates are available, you have received this notice.
In order to start the update, please follow the step-by-step instruction:
1. Run the file, that you have received along with this message.
2. Carefully follow all the instructions you see on the screen.
If nothing changes after you have run the file, probably in the settings of your OS you have an indication to run all the updates at a background routine. In that case, at this point the upgrade of your OS will be finished.
We apologize for any inconvenience this back order may be causing you.
Director of Security Assurance
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Version: PGP 7.1
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__________ ESET NOD32 Antivirus warning, version of virus signature database 3515 (20081011) __________
Warning, ESET NOD32 Antivirus found the following threats in the message:
KB150434.exe - Win32/Spy.Goldun.NDO trojan - deleted
Now you know as much as me. When/if you get something similar, delete the e-mail immediately. Do not let curiosity get the better of you..
Sun, Oct 12 2008 13:31