I received the following email today.
File Error Notification – Instructions To fix File Errors in your Registry:
Your PC may be suffering from serious file errors in your WINDOWS registry which may be the reason why your PC is running so slow, or crashing and freezing from time to time. Also, these can lead to major system problems and possible memory leaks.
Below are instructions that will enable you to Increase Your Computer’s Speed, Power, Stability and Reliability in just a few minutes.
Press below to launch the Diagnostics Test download for no cost at all:
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If after completing the -free Diagnostic Test- it is brought to your attention that your computer’s registry does contain file “errors”, then it may be in your computer’s best interest to fix the potentially harmful file errors in your registry.
Press below to launch the Diagnostics Test download now:
I don’t know for sure, but it is probably a spam email to download a Trojan on the PC of the unfortunate users who click on the links.
I do know the email was spam. The address it was went to only receives spam email.
I couldn’t find any information about this particular email, so I’m guessing it is new. However I did find a report of a similar email for a “Phishing Scam” in a NYU (New York University) security report from 2006. You can read about that at in the official NYU publication.
Never click on links in “Spam Email:. In fact don’t even click on links in email from institutions you trust, such as a bank or credit card company.
If you need to check out a site use your bookmarks.