- There is a possible virus which appears to be very prolific. I have received
6 of these today.
They appear as a "September 2003 Cumulative Patch" update from Microsoft.com
and contains a very real looking page purporting to be from microsoft and
there is a ".exe" attachment. Each of these that came in had the same
visible page with an attachment with with the identical message, but with
different names on the .exe file, but had the same size (106)kb.
Sometimes the From name was recognizably Microsoft, but other times it was
garbaged up. I did *not* open or execute any of these and I do not recommend
that anyone do so. As far as I know, Microsoft never sends out e-mails with
patches but relies on their web site for all updates.
My Norton did *not* recognize it as a virus, however, so if it indeed is
one,then it appears to be brand new or an unrecognized variant of another.