Exploit-Mime.gen.c Came in my Windows Live Mailbox Through MSN Hotmail

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by DWJ, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. DWJ

    DWJ Guest

    I received an E-mail today from Microsoft and it set off my Mcafee Virus
    Alert . I deleted it and emptied the Trash and now I am re-running my Virus
    Scanner and so far nothing has resurfaced.

    Can anyone tell me if Microsoft would ever send out any Updates through
    Windows Live Mail or MSN Hotmail ? I always rely on Updates through
    Microsoft Auto Scan on my computer. The Funny thing it that the E-mail
    looked Legitimate but I deleted it anyway . It's so easy to Clone a webpage
    you can't trust anything today.

    Please comment if you noticed anything like this.

    Thank You.

    DWJ, Feb 22, 2008
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  2. DWJ

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Dean.
    No, Microsoft never sends Updates that way - for the very reason you
    mentioned. Even the IRS has been impersonated with email that fools a lot
    of users. :>(

    Get your updates from Windows Update! Set it to download them and inform
    you so that you can review them and install the ones you want at a time
    convenient for you. (But don't wait long, especially for critical security
    updates!). If you don't want to be bothered with reviewing them, then just
    set WU to install them automatically.

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
    R. C. White, Feb 22, 2008
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  3. DWJ

    DWJ Guest


    Thank you for the feedback , I did not think Microsoft would ever send
    Updates through the Mail.

    Best Regards,

    DWJ, Feb 26, 2008
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