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If you get this, DON’T CLICK.

Socio-engineered malware attempt using "Virus Warning" on Skype message

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This seemingly helpful warning is designed to scare you into clicking the link, and thus downloading viruses into your computer. Don’t do it. The real tip off is that I am not using ANY version of Microsoft Windows — I use Linux. It is a Skype message intended to trick you into downloading malware by claiming that it has found malware and your computer needs immediate (read that — “without thinking’) attention.