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New Virus Comes Disguised as IE7 Download

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  1. malware New Member

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    If you receive an e-mail offering a download of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2, delete it. A new virus is spreading all over the web. The e-mail includes a convincing graphic that looks like it could really be from Microsoft, and the virus is delivered when recipients click on the included link. The e-mails carry the subject line "Internet Explorer 7 Downloads" and appear to come from admin@microsoft.com. They include a blue, Microsoft-style graphic offering a download of IE 7 beta 2. Clicking the graphic will download an executable file called IE 7.exe. The file is actually a new virus called Virus.Win32.Grum. Security experts are still trying to analyze the virus, which may affect your registry, mail contact list or steal personal information from your computer.

    Source: Network World
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    already tested that virus, not sure if it was almost the same name but, DON'T DOWNLOAD THAT SHIT!!! Go with Firefox LOL
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    firefox ftw!
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    thankgod for firefox:respect:
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    3 months ago IE was the one for me but i have to say Firefox ftw!
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    :laugh: LOL. I thought IE7 was a virus anyway.
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    :roll: :roll: :roll: see my firefox beats IE banner in the photoshop clubhouse lol, the IE is too sucky/old even if it get's a remask.
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    Firefox is indeed awesome, but there are even some websites I do visit, where its not supported. luckily for me, Im intelligent and dont fall victim to these types of things:)

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