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rosebud945

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Is this email from Avast?
« on: July 02, 2010, 05:47:26 PM »
I currently have the purchased version of Avast on my computer and everything is working fine. I have updates set to automatic.

In the past week, I have received two emails urging me to update my security program from "AV Advance Anti-virus Message Center". The name sounds similar to Avast. Is this email from Avast or is it a potential threat? here is the entire email:
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Please Update your Anti-Virus security
Friday, July 2, 2010 10:16 AM
From:
"Anti-Virus Updates" <info@daily-newsgroup.com>
Add sender to Contacts
To:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (me)
AV Advance Anti-virus Message Center: You may need to update your Anti-virus security settings as soon as possible:

Press here to update your Anti-virus security settings or read below for more information:

There is a high possibility that your PC's Anti-virus security settings may become exploited by malicious hackers without your knowledge. This could easily lead to the following attacks:

- Unwanted Virus Downloads
- Unwanted Personal Identity Theft
- Credit Card Theft
- Uncontrollable Trojan horse attacks
- Internet Worm Attacks
- The running of unwanted script programs
- The installation of malicious spyware

If your PC is not protected correctly then these attacks could allow hackers to track your movements across the Internet. It also means that your information, ranging from passwords to credit card numbers, can be stored by sites that you visit. A successful hacker could examine this information and extract it, setting the stage for identity theft, credit card fraud, or worse.

Once your Anti-virus security settings are stabalized your PC will be able to defend itself from unwanted attacks.
Get a proper Anti-Virus security now

fredvries

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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 06:33:01 PM »
No.

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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 12:00:18 AM »
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
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rosebud945

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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2010, 12:07:06 AM »
Thanks, yall. I am blocking the address. It is obviously a scam.  ;)

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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 12:11:15 AM »
Thanks, yall. I am blocking the address. It is obviously a scam.  ;)

You're welcome..!
And yes, it's a scam...
asyn
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 01:33:07 AM »
+2

Beware.
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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010, 11:12:21 AM »
+2

Beware.

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SafeSurf

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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010, 11:28:51 AM »
+4   Run a scan just in case.

YoKenny

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Re: Is this email from Avast?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 02:27:44 PM »
Thanks, yall. I am blocking the address. It is obviously a scam.  ;)
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