Help ! Anyway of finding out if this is legit?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by DeathStar1, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    I got this note today... there was no subject in the email and there was an email address lsited as [email protected]...

    >>>Dear user [email protected],

    We have found that your email account was used to send a large amount of spam messages during the recent week.
    Probably, your computer was infected and now runs a hidden proxy server.

    Please follow the instruction in the attached file in order to keep your computer safe.>>>

    Is there anyway to find out if this is the case without opening their zip file?

    Thanks
     
  2. Lee L

    Lee L Supporting Actor

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    You could go to one of the anti-virus company websites to see if they have seen it but you can be about 99.999999999% sure it is a virus and as soon as you click on it you will be sending the same message to everyone you know. Many virus protection programs will also allow you to right click and scan an attachment as well but that could give you a false sense of security if the virus is too new to be in the definition file.
     
  3. Max Leung

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    Ignore it.

    If it was true, your ISP would have cut you off by now...
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    This is a mail generated by the MyDoom O virus. Ignore it, delete it and definitely don't open the attatchement if there is one.
     
  5. Bob Graz

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    What Rob said. Destroy it immediately.
     

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