Do I open an e-mail from Microsoft?

With caution! The email is a virus, not sent by Microsoft, though it does look deceptively similar to its official corporate communications. Called the Swen virus, it is propagating rapidly through the Internet, and switches off the firewalls and antivirus software running on infected machines. So it is ironic you can't trust any email from anyone, anymore. Visit antivirus.com for details, instructions on how to disinfect, and for free online scanning and removing services.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2003 22:17 IST
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With caution! The email is a virus, not sent by Microsoft, though it does look deceptively similar to its official corporate communications. Called the Swen virus, it is propagating rapidly through the Internet, and switches off the firewalls and antivirus software running on infected machines. So it is ironic you can't trust any email from anyone, anymore. Visit antivirus.com for details, instructions on how to disinfect, and for free online scanning and removing services.

First Published: Sep 22, 2003 12:32 IST