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    I.E 7 Beta 2?

    This morning I received an e-mail supposedly from Microsoft about I.E. 7 Beta 2. When I initially looked at this I became suspicious because it came to an e-mail address I rarely use and can't think of a time that I have used it when dealing with Microsoft. The domain was cleared however through ChoiceMail so that made me think further. I also noticed that it was sent with high importance? I hovered over the link and saw that the URL was http://clipmuse.cd/update.exe. Needless to say I did not click on this. I copied and pasted it into the run bar to see what it actually was. It is an exe file from diuntor.net. Upon seeing the download ZA picked it up quickly and quarantined it.
    Just curious if anyone else has seen or received this e-mail.
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    Re: I.E 7 Beta 2?

    Yep, I've received it several times over the last few days.

    Microsoft *never* sends e-mails about updates and patches, so it's clearly spam. (Moreover, IE7 has been out of beta for over 6 months now, so it's a rather stupid attempt.)

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    Re: I.E 7 Beta 2?

    Thought I had read about this (IE Beta/trojan) some months ago, as always it's a hard time to find where!

    One place, that I do know I read about the IE Beta e-mails, is F-Secure's Blog (maybe not exactly the e-mail you received), March 29: Always keep your softwares up to date... or not

    So, no, I've not received any e-mails, but read about them. And as Hans said; as we all know the release product has been out for quite some time. I have had it installed for maybe 4-5 months, would be quite amused if I received an e-mail about Beta 2.

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    Re: I.E 7 Beta 2?

    Thanks guys. Yea I have had it installed for sometime now also and have moved to I.E 7 Pro 9.14.2
    Funny thing is though one just never knows about this stuff and its always better to be safe than sorry.
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    Re: I.E 7 Beta 2?

    IE7 Pro is an IE add-in. It does not have anything to do with the IE release version numbering from Microsoft.

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    Re: I.E 7 Beta 2?

    thanks I know that Joe
    Thanks John
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