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Many types of exploits, viruses, spyware, scams and other threats are present on the web and endanger users daily.  Hilltop works hard to keep abreast of new threats to our users and keep you updated on the most important developing stories.  This page serves to document newly discovered threats so you can avoid them before they cause problems. 

Please note: if you receive any unsolicited emails from Hilltop asking you to click or run anything, please contact us before opening to verify authenticity.

ANY COMMUNICATION FROM HILLTOP REGARDING YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE SIGNED BY A HILLTOP EMPLOYEE BY NAME.  ALSO, WE WILL NEVER INCLUDE EXECUTABLE ATTACHMENTS OR ZIP FILES WITHOUT CONFIRMING THIS WITH YOU FIRST.

If you have any questions about communications purporting to be from Hilltop, please email or call us immediately, before opening any attachments or following links.

 


If you are not running updated antivirus and antispyware software, we recommend the following products:

Windows Defender by Microsoft - provides free protection from spyware threats.

Grisoft AVG Antivirus - provides free or paid protection from virus threats.

 


Current Threats

Microsoft Windows Agent email virus

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Oct 19 2009 at 12:20 pm
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Today we noticed a large number of emails from "Microsoft Windows Agent".  The emails include ZIP file attachments which contain malicious code.  If you receive such emails, please delete them without opening the attachments.

Example email:

Dear Microsoft Customer,

 

Starting 18/10/2009 the ‘Conficker’ worm began infecting Microsoft customers unusually rapidly. Microsoft has been advised by your Internet provider that your network is infected.

 

To counteract further spread we advise removing the infection using an antispyware program. We are supplying all effected Windows Users with a free system scan in order to clean any files infected by the virus.

 

Please install attached file to start the scan. The process takes under a minute and will prevent your files from being compromised. We appreciate your prompt cooperation.

 

Regards,

Microsoft Windows Agent #2 (Hollis)

Microsoft Windows Computer Safety Division

 

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