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Here is the email:


I received this email and not being fully awake this morning, I ran the application. AVG anti-virus detected an "I-worm" so I stopped the app. Erase this email if you get it! I'm so homer simpson. The file even says its a screen saver! DOH! I was not infected and I did an update and scan. Just delete the email.


Anyone else see this?


(Note the YOUR [email protected] is just to hide my email.


Also, I put DOT in the apps name just incase they have a website to link you to to give you a worm.


Subject:

YOUR PAYPAL.COM ACCOUNT EXPIRES

Date:

Mon, 19 Jan 2004 10:35:25 -0500

From:

"PayPal.com"

To:

YOU





Dear PayPal member,


PayPal would like to inform you about some important information regarding your PayPal account. This account, which is

associated with the email address

[email protected]


will be expiring within five business days. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but this is

occurring because all of our customers are required to update their account settings with their personal information.


We are taking these actions because we are implementing a new security policy on our website to insure everyone's

absolute privacy. To avoid any interruption in PayPal services then you will need to run the application that we have

sent with this email (see attachment) and follow the instructions. Please do not send your personal information through

email, as it will not be as secure.


IMPORTANT! If you do not update your information with our secure application within the next five business days then we

will be forced to deactivate your account and you will not be able to use your PayPal account any longer. It is strongly

recommended that you take a few minutes out of your busy day and complete this now.


DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE VIA EMAIL! This mail is sent by an automated message system and the reply will not be

received.


Thank you for using PayPal.


aopaewoe



www dot paypal dot com dot scr


Name:
www dot paypal dot com dot scr

Type:

Screen Saver (application/x-unknown-content-type-scrfile)

Encoding:

base64



ERASE THIS. ITS A WORM!


pass it on!


:)
 
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