From: philo on
On 05/03/2010 09:54 PM, Lawrence Logic wrote:
> "philo"<philo(a)> wrote in message
> news:U82dncreDvZkl0PWnZ2dnUVZ_uGdnZ2d(a)
>> On 04/30/2010 11:37 AM, Mark Opolo wrote:
>>> Just received in my email..........I suggest you do not click any of the
>>> links
>>> Dear Windows XP Customer,
>>> We have released a free update for Windows� XP called Service Pack 3 to
>>> make
>>> your PC with Windows XP run more securely and reliably. Support for
>>> Windows
>>> XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) is coming to an end on July 13, 2010. If
>>> you
>>> have not already done so, we strongly recommend you follow the following
>>> four easy steps:
>>> Install the latest service pack (Service Pack 3). This is required to
>>> continue receiving support and security updates.
>>> Install Internet Explorer� 8.
>>> Make sure you have an up-to-date antivirus program, such as Microsoft�
>>> Security Essentials, installed.
>>> Get the latest updates from Microsoft by setting Microsoft Update to the
>>> recommended settings.
>>> Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP is a no-cost update and includes all
>>> previously r
>> I run Linux so have no great fear of Windows-related malware
>> so I clicked on the links...
>> there were no re-directs...they went right to the correct Microsoft sites
> The links in the Usenet post will go exactly where they appear because the
> post contains the text from the email. It's possible that the actual links
> in the email went somewhere else entirely. As the OP(OLO) has deleted the
> email, we'll never know.
> Micro$oft doesn't send out emails like that so the likelihood of dirty work
> is high.

What you said makes good sense