Be ware of virus scams!!!!!!

 

In the past you may have been bombarded with pop ups or spam mail where hackers try to trick you into thinking you have a virus so they can download spyware, malware and other vicious software to your computer.

 

I received this message via skype of all places. I don’t think Microsoft needs to send me messages through skype, do you?  Read this for a good laugh…if you don’t think it’s funny maybe I should give you a little more information about why it is so ridiculous.

 

Don’t ever click a link or anything when you see something questionable in your email or other communication portal. Microsoft will contact you through your account or a pop up window from your update application on your computer. If you don’t have it activated, you can chose to receive automatic updates. If there is a major update they will let you know that way. Other common scams will try to appeal to your concern for privacy, your bank accounts and even career search.

 

Over the years I have collected some interesting and amusing examples. Stay tuned for more about this subject from The Social Entrepreneur in 2010.

 

 

Helping you work smarter,

~Andrea Raquel

 
THE FOLLOWING IS NOT FROM MICROSOFT. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE THE LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER.  
 
 
 
[2:25:42 AM] Registry Online: URGENT SYSTEM SCAN NOTIFICATION ! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY !!
http: // www. updatekp. org       (unless you are a pro, do not copy this address in your browser, I don’t trust it)
 
For the link to become active, please click on ‘Add to contacts’ skype button or type it in manually into your web browser !
FULL DETAILS OF SCAN RESULT BELOW
****************************************
WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
malware on your computer !
Affected Software:
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns
Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair utility immediately
Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.
http:// www. updatekp .org     (unless you are a pro, do not copy this address in your browser, I don’t trust it)
For the link to become active, please click on ‘Add to contacts’ skype button or type it in manually into your web browser!
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