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09/26/03: Windows Update Notice
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can you please let me have the directions for the update for the
Microsoft Windows Security Update. I recieved 2 notifications
about it in my mail but both were infected with a worm virus.
I am not sure if this was sent from Microsoft and the worm
attached itself along the way, or if it was sent by a nasty type!!
I have been away for a while and heard about the update from
friends. Is it necessary to download this?
First, change the date on your computer.
Because your date is incorrect, your mail gets lost way back in
amongst long taken care of mail. I found yours accidentally
because I had to go back there for some other mail.
DON'T download those phony update notices!
Just carefully find and delete the attachments, then delete those
Microsoft does NOT EVER send out update notices,
especially not from AOL or Yahoo addresses. They have
a lot more class than that.
Windows has an option built in for automatically getting
updates directly from Microsoft. Just click on the desktop,
hit F1, and seachr for "updating" to see how that is handled
by the version of Windows that you are using.
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