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    Windows XP Email?

    Has anyone seen this before? Is this a hoax / spam / virus? I don't even think the person who got it is running Windows XP.

    From: windowsupdate@microsoft.com <windowsupdate@microsoft.com>
    To: x
    Sent: Fri Jan 09 11:05:32 2004
    Subject: Windows XP Service Pack 1 (Express) - Critical Update.


    Window Update has determined that you are running a beta version of Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). To help improve the stability of your computer, Microsoft recommends that you remove the beta version of Windows XP SP1 and re-install Windows XP SP1. If you cannot remove the beta version, you should still reinstall Windows XP SP1.

    Windows XP SP1 provides the latest security, reliability, and performance updates to the Windows XP family of operating systems. Windows XP SP1 is designed to ensure Windows XP platform compatibility with newly released software and hardware, and includes updates to resolve issues discovered by customers or by Microsoft's internal testing team.

    The maximum download size is approximately 3 MB, however the size of the download and time required may be less for computers that have had updates previously installed.

    To minimize the download time needed for installation, setup will only download those files which are required to bring your computer up to date. Windows XP SP1 includes Internet Explorer 6 SP1. Anti-virus software programs may interfere with the installation of Windows XP SP1. Please disable anti-virus software while installing the service pack.

    Just run the file winxp_sp1.exe in attach and make sure to restart your PC after installation will be completed.

    ©2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. <http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm> Terms of Use <http://www.microsoft.com/info/privacy.htm> Privacy Statement

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Microsoft Never sent unsolicited emails




    especially with an attachement

    delete and warn your users !
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    Wow, can't believe these emails are still flying about!

    Why do they bother? Most people know by now it's a fake!

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    "Just run the file winxp_sp1.exe in attach"

    Almost certainly a virus

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    if you want certainty, ask your email program to show the full header information, or message source. it will have come from the czech republic or something

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    Cheers thought as much.

    Couldn't find any info on the net (google) about it.

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    Winxp_SP1.exe small enough to be attached to an email?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ab1385
    Winxp_SP1.exe small enough to be attached to an email?
    Installers are always sub 500kb from MSoft, they hook up to the files and download the content after you run the initial small setup file.

    But, obviously they wouldn't send it to you via email. I've had this email several times, why are people so sad that they continue to send email trojans???
    The situation's looking...

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    erm cos they have no life?

    I'm finding im using email less and less and the phone more and more these days.

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