Beta Testers - Beware, mass mail spreading

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Capp, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    This is just a heads up.

    Today, I have received several emails marked as spam that contain text such as this below:

    There is no website given to get additional information.

    I did not download the installer and submit it for testing, although I will if I get another one.


    I just thought I would throw out a "heads-up" to be cautious if you get a beta test invite. If this is legit, then my apologies, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

    Thanks
     
  2. jm0307

    jm0307 Registered Member

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    Mine read as follows:

    We Need Beta testers to try out our new software Cooking Helper

    Your help will get us ready for our market release. For helping out, you
    will receive a free edition and 5 years of updates.

    Just download the program, Check it out, and let us know your opinion.
    Ready to be a beta tester? Just follow the link to our easy download
    center:


    Funny, as I would be useless as a beta tester, and I am not a great cook either.
     
  3. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

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    Just got mine:
    Includes a link to a setup.exe file.
    It's dirty.
    Uploaded it to Jotti.
    Most flagged it as Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.hs, as well as other aliases.
     
  4. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    Sad to see I'm not the only one getting plagued by these.

    At least I was correct with my original posting. Hope it saved somebody from getting hosed :)
     
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    As long it's by email, I'm safe. No opening and immediate delete is my cure. :)
     
  6. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    Thats the pleasure for having Returnil and Powershadow,i am a curious person and have to look in it,if it is a bad thing then after reboot its gone.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    True, my frozen snapshot protects me too, but I refuse to pay attention to people, who stole my email-address. House rule #4. :D
     
  8. argus tuft

    argus tuft Registered Member

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    I never get intersting spam :(
    Just those Nigerian "we want to give you a million $", and about 2-3 each day from females with unlikely names, wanting to send me nude pics.
     
  9. EASTER

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    I been getting those ridiculous Nigerian emails for years now unabated. They usually mention some King of this or that tribe Leader has been assinnated and they need to ship me multi-million dollars to safe keep in my bank account untill they can flee the country.

    So what else is new.:doubt:
     
  10. ccsito

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    Please define "interesting" spam. Does that include emails touting "buy a plasma screen TV for $400, get a state of the art laptop for $600, get stock alerts, enroll in bonus points program to get free airline tickets, electronics, jewelry"? You have to leave your email address on websites that are dealing with whatever interests you.
     
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