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Zipped Virus

By EsTeBaNo
Jul 28, 2006
  1. Hello! I have been getting some virus to my Inbox and mostly all of them are zipped, Can i get infected if the virus is zipped but i dont open it?
    Thanks a Lot!!
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You shouldn't get it if the zip file isn't opened but there have known exploits on email clients such as outlook express where you could get infected even without opening the attachment.

    If you don't know the person sending the Email + attachment, simply delete it. Don't even open the Email.
     
  3. EsTeBaNo

    EsTeBaNo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

    Okay! Thank you very much! But i dont understand why im getting all this crap ... i have been using this email for around 6 years
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It might've been on some mailing list where one member got infected & such. There are many ways. ;)
     
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