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New virus comes disguised as IE 7 download

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by melkior_inactive, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. If you receive an e-mail offering a download of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2, delete it. A new virus is making the rounds that comes disguised as a test version of Microsoft current Web browser.
    Security experts reported no widespread damage Friday morning, but they said the virus is notable for a couple of reasons. The e-mail includes a convincing graphic that looks like it could really be from Microsoft, and the virus is delivered when recipients click on a link rather than in an attachment, which makes it harder to stop it from reaching in-boxes.

    Full story:
    New virus comes disguised as IE 7 download - Network World
  2. Corey

    Corey New Member Webmaster

    "and that, boys and girls, is why I use firefox!". Who would download a program from an email? And if I did, it certainly wouldn't be IE.

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