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Old 02-18-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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Question Should I use the patch?

Maybe this is a very stupid question but I am basically a Mac user who only recently got his first PC because the high speed internet service I wanted to use is only supports PC's. Since Macs don't get as many viruses I don't have a lot of experience in dealing with them.
I have been getting an email almost every day, sometimes more than once that says in the subject USE THIS PATCH IMMEDIATLEY then the message is this;

Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!

Is this legit? It says that it is from Microsoft, is it? Should I use it?
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should I use the patch?

I will be a virus itself. Do not use it! Use the windows updates for patches etc.
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com

I recommend you turn automatic updates on, it'll download important patches automatically that way.
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
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I recommend you turn automatic updates on, it'll download important patches automatically that way.
Very good advice.
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:25 PM   #5
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Yeah! Windows Update is on my Favourites alone with MSN, Slate, MSNBC, MSDN, Microsoft, Microsoft PressPass, Windows, Office, DirectX, and so many more wonderful MSN and Microsoft website which you should all go on ever day like me!

Then I could have an army of little Kalthorns! And be Microsoft's Greatest General of all time! And we could take over the world (in a less software based, more take-over based fashion!) in the Name of Bill Gates and Windows and Microsoft!



When Microsoft first, at heaven’s command,
Arose from out the Bill Gates' Brain,
Arose, arose, arose from out the Bill Gates Brain.
This was the charter, the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang the strain.

Rule Microsoft!
Microsoft rule the World.
Mac-Folk always, always, always shall be slaves.

The nations not so blest as thee,
Must in their turn to tyrants fall,
Must in their turn, must in their turn,
To tyrants fall,
While Microsoft shall flourish,
Shall flourish great and free,
The dread and envy of them all.

Rule Microsoft!
Microsoft rule the World.
Mac-Folk always, always, always shall be slaves.


Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
More dreadful for each Linux-Folk.
More dreadful, more dreadful
For each Linux-Folk.
As the loud blast that tears the skies,
Serves but to root thy native oak.

Rule Microsoft!
Microsoft rule the World.
Mac-Folk always, always, always shall be slaves.


Two Puny tyrants ne’er shall tame,
All their attempts to bend thee down,
All their attempts, all their attempts
To bend thee down,
Will but arouse thy generous flame.
But work their woe and thy renown.

Rule Microsoft!
Microsoft rule the World.
Mac-Folk always, always, always shall be slaves.


To thee belongs the rural reign,
Thy Windows shall with commerce shine,
Thy Office shall, thy Windows shall
With commerce shine.
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles thine.

Rule Microsoft!
Microsoft rule the World.
Mac-Folk always, always, always shall be slaves.


The muses still, with freedom found,
Shall to thy happy GUI repair,
Shall to thy happy GUI,
Thy happy GUI repair,
Best GUI of beauty,
With matchless beauty crowned,
And manly hearts to guard the fair.

Rule Microsoft!
Microsoft rule the World!
Mac-Folk always! always! always! shall be slaves!


How do you like my song?
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