“Microsoft Outlook Critical Update (KB910721)” Email Spoof Virus
Be careful if you get an email that looks like this! It is going to cause you a lot of grief if you click that link to download this MS Update for Outlook / Outlook Express.
The Subject Line is an eye catcher (even though MS *never* sends update notices by email!) and the rest of the message looks “official” enough at first glance. But there are some easy tell-tale signs that this is a dangerous FAKE if you look a little closer.
In the screenshot, I have added some arrows to some of those signs.
- Reply address is suspicious.
- While the LINK TEXT looks like it will go to Microsoft, when you hold your mouse arrow over it, you will see the ACTUAL URL you will go to. NOT A SAFE PLACE!
- MS never sends you update notices by email. You have Windows Update for that. 🙂