Skype Scam

The following message came through on Skype. It’s a scam designed to scare you into clicking the link. Below is the message that came through:

WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
=============================

ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows Win98
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair
utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

There’s a link at the end that takes you to a site made by these scammers. Their web page then tries to trick you into installing their malware.

Never click on these type of messages. Ignore them. Better yet you can set Skype to block messages from people you don’t know.

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