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‘Conflicker.B Infection Alert’ is a Virus

The message below is a fake and the attached file is in fact a virus. The two samples I have are actually 2 different variations of the virus, which according to my virus scanner is now up to version 481 of this bug.  Virus authors are now releasing new versions of a virus faster than virus scanners can release the new signatures.

As always, never open an unexpected file, whether it comes from email or instant message. If it appears to be from someone you know, call or text them to verify that they really did send it to you.


Kirk Ismay

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Conflicker.B Infection Alert
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:29:44 -0500
From: Microsoft Windows Agent <>
To: <>
Dear Microsoft Customer,

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.

To counteract further spread we advise removing the infection
using an antispyware program. We are supplying all effected Windows
Users with a free system scan in order to clean any files infected
by the virus.

Please install attached file to start the scan. The process takes
under a minute and will prevent your files from being compromised. We
appreciate your prompt cooperation.


Microsoft Windows Agent #2 (Hollis)
Microsoft Windows Computer Safety Division

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