Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Beware of Emails Offering Upgrades

There seem to be a huge number of emails lately that claim to come from CNN advising you that you need to upgrade Flash or your PDF reader or some other commonly used program. These emails are kind enough to offer a link to where you can download their recommended upgrade from their favourite malware site.

These emails do not come from CNN. They are spam and should be deleted immediately. If you have had the misfortune to be tricked into installing one of the programs that they link to you should uninstall it immediately and run antivirus and antispyware scans of your computer to try to clean up the damage that they have done to your system.

The latest version of Flash and PDF Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe web site and should never be downloaded from anywhere else.

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