Skype users, watch out for this

I just got this message through Skype. Since I don't even have a PC it is obviously a scam trying to get PC people to download a patch. Note the patch is NOT from Microsoft. Registry Alert ® 7:42 PM WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION ============================= ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected malware on your computer ! Affected Software: Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP 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.

maryc's picture

Dear Fred and Magical godmother,

By copying this message complete with link,do we as pc users risk clicking on bogus link unintentionally?


Magical Godmother's picture

I did not post this message


I have forwarded it to [email protected]



maryc's picture

Dear Fairy godmother,

Thank you for doing that. An impersonator lurks among us! Happy St Paddys Day.


Magical Godmother's picture

I just reread the posting and see that it was written a year ago.  I had just glanced at it and saw March in the date so assumed it was current.  I knew I had not posted anything like this recently and had forgotten all about what I sent last year.  No one responded to it until Mary posted this week.

Also, I agree with Mary--I should have cut out the live link before posting the warning.

Sorry for the confusion.


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