O/T: Attention all Systems Gurus on the list............
jnantz2 at 216-19-216-108.GETNET.NET
Thu Feb 10 18:38:04 MST 2005
It is a good idea to be wary of popups telling you to click here for an
important upgrade or patch to windows. That's one way a lot of people are
tricked into installing spyware and a lot of other electronic nasties.
Any trustworthy article online that mentions a problem with windows will
direct you to the microsoft site where more information can be found.
In 08 vote for a crook you can trust.
Del Boy for President.
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Thomas Matiska wrote:
> I'm far from being a "systems guru". I'm not a farmer either, but I know manure when I smell it. The two urgent update alerts I received the last two days smelled badly. Unlike the usually messages from my provider that direct me to Microsoft's page, these allerts appeared as pop ups several minutes after I logged on telling me to "click here" to update my software. Wonder if the update comes with a Jeff Foxworthy screen saver that says "Here's your sign"?
> I did go to Microsoft's update page and found there are 2 new updates for Feb (besides the dozens of language & euro crap). That doesn't satisfy me that the pop ups were legit.
> -------------- Original message from John <blueoval at 1SMARTISP.NET>: --------------
> > Folks:
> > Could this have any validity at all? I'm dubious,
> > personally........
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