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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Jun 2009 7:16 a.m. PST

Thought I'd warn people against this one. The subject is "Dear User," the text claims that you have been making illegal downloads, and concludes with a warning against making illegal downloads.

So far, just a nuisance email…

However, the email includes a link, which is placed in the text in such a way as to imply that you'll get a report of your download activity if you click on it.

The link ends in .exe and will attempt to run a program on your system. I don't know what it does, but I wouldn't click on it if I were you!

Saginaw23 Jun 2009 11:16 a.m. PST

Thank you for the warning, Bill. Any idea if a typical security system's spam filter would catch it before it gets into the inbox?

I'm pretty much suspicious of all e-mail that I'm not familiar with, but I'll put this one on my list. Thanks again, Bill! thumbs up

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