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IE 7 Installer from admin@microsoft.com

A slew of emails have hit our mailbox in the last two days with links to download the beta 2 version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (file name: IE7.0.exe)

The e-mails appear to come from admin@microsoft.com with the subject as "Internet Explorer 7 Downloads."

Download Internet Explorer 7

As you would have guessed it, the file IE7.0.exe is a virus (Virus.Win32.Grum.a) and is being hosted in multiple places around the world.

While GMail is doing a good job at filtering such emails and marking them as spam, make sure that you don't fall in the trap and download software updates only from the developer's website.

More on this issue at F-Secure labs, Arbor and SANS.

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