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Warning: Security related E-Mail Hoax stating that network is infected.
Microsoft has recently become aware of an email hoax that begins like the following:
"Starting 18/10/2009 the ‘Conficker’ worm began infecting Microsoft customers unusually rapidly. Microsoft has been advised by your Internet provider that your network is infected..."
This is not a legitimate communication from Microsoft and the link within that communication points users to a 'rogue' security program. These rogue programs generate misleading alerts and false detections of malicious code to convince users to purchase
the illegitimate security software. Some rogues may display product names or logos in an apparent unlawful attempt to impersonate Microsoft products or other legitimate software applications.