New Windows Compatibility Virus

There is a new virus in the wild, this time masquerading as a Windows 7 Compatibility Checker. If you get an email requesting that you download the file to see if your computer is capable of running Windows 7, do not download it. For the real Windows 7 Compatibility Tool, go to the Microsoft site.

“Find out if your PC can run Windows 7,” the e-mails read, echoing Microsoft’s Web page. “This software scans your PC for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.”