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This is to report about a new email that is floating around the Internet attempting to get windows users to “download a patch” from Microsoft for Outlook and Outlook Express. The subject line reads “Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)”.

Microsoft never sends out emails to have you apply updates or patches. Your computer either is set to automatically download updates or you must visit to receive the updates.

The link in the email looks just like a legitimate Microsoft link but in fact takes you to a site that encourages you to install a Trojan program that may capture your log-in information as well as keystrokes.

If you have already clicked on the link in the email and downloaded the so called update, you need to immediately be sure your Anti-Virus software is up to date and do a full scan of your computer to remove the virus.

If you have not clicked the link then delete the email and tell all your friends to do the same.

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