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Viruses in the mail.

By Scolaire
Jan 22, 2007
  1. Alright, I'm at the end of my tether here. I've recently been getting a lot of bad stuff through my main e-mail address, about one virus a day. So far AVG has got them all but right now the e-mail scanner is frozen in the corner of my screen. I'm determined to do something about this, so here's all the info AVG was able to give me about the virus I was just sent. I just want to know if any of it would help me tell the right people where to look for this guy.
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    As usual, all comments appreciated.
    P.S. the photo is also here if you want a better look at it.
     
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Very important: Before deciding whether to clean or reformat your system, read this thread and decide what you want to do.

    If, after reading the above thread, you decide to clean your system, read this thread here: Viruses/spyware/malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly, then post fresh HJT and AVG logs as attachments into this thread.

    Cheers :)

    This thread is for the use of Scolaire only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in the Security and the Web forum.
     
  3. Scolaire

    Scolaire TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Thanks, but I don't have a virus. I was just wondering if there was anything I could do with the info I have on the ******* who tried to send me one.
     
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    oh. oops. 'k, then, I don't know what you could do with the info. sorry.

    regards
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    the origin appears to be forged and therefore, back-tracking will be to no avail.

    just continue to use good practices:
    1. always scan email received as you are doing
    2. keep your AV current
    3. never open an email that has an origin unknown to you
    4. and NEVER NEVER NEVER open an attachment directly in your email reader,
      (save to disk and scan it)
     
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