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Friday, March 13, 2009

Stupid Spambots

Anyone wanna hazard a guess why I wasn't even the slightest bit tempted to click on the link when this warning popped up via Skype a few minutes ago?

Registry Scan
3:17 PM
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 NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows Win98
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.onlinecheck.cc/?q=scan


PS - if you guessed that I'm beta-testing Windows 7, you're off by a little bit.

7 comments:

Astin said...

You're running BeOS?

SuSE Linux?

Solaris 6?

You have a custom-built operating system with a non-menu command-line interface?

Or maybe it's just OSX.

DrChako said...

I clicked it and my computer reached out and gave me a rectal exam.

I'm going to click it again as soon as I recover.

-DrC

yestbay said...

Why did you not click that link? Because you have way more sense than the average mouth-breathing donkey who plays 0.05/0.10 NLHE on [your favorite poker site here].

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