Computer Viruses 2

I recently received an email message, purportedly from Microsoft. It was nicely laid out with Microsoft typefaces and logos, just like the Microsoft website, and claimed to be a new service: “We’re now emailing operating system updates directly to the customer. Just click on the attached file to install your update…”

However, my virus scanner software added a message at the bottom: “This attachment contains a virus.” Which I had instantly suspected, since I know that Microsoft doesn’t mail out updates.

Y’all be careful out there. The virus-mongers are always looking for new ways to make you do something nasty to yourself. NEVER NEVER NEVER open or run an email attachment that you receive unexpectedly, no matter who it’s from (even people you know). Always scan attachments with virus software before you do anything with them – and make sure your virus software is up to date.

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