This virus is ticking me off!!!

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  1. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

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    I keep getting an email that has a virus laden attachment with it. Nortons shows the virus as "[email protected]" and the attachment is called "photos.zip".

    The weird thing is that the address it comes from *looks* like it is coming from my company domain. I know it's not, because that email address does not exist on our mail server.

    How can I find out where the email is really coming from? I've probably gotten 10 of these today and I'm getting kind of sick of it.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Gordon Moore

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    If it's Outlook (well 98 any way) you're using...

    Open the email and go to ViewOptions

    In there you can read the internet header that follows the message from it's delivery.

    If you are using Outlook Express...

    Open the email and click on FileProperties and then the Details tab.

    How do you read the header?

    Go here for a primer:

    How to Read Email Headers


    You can whois by going to ARIN. Or you can use a tool like samspade (probably one of the better security tools for all-in-one lookups)...

    SamSpade Website

    Download the free tool here: SamSpade

    Have Fun tracking...
     
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  4. Mike LS

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    I've seen the listing and my virus software is catching it every time. I just get sick of getting so many of them.

    Is there a way to block addresses using Outlook XP?

    I know that's something that's normally done on the mail server, but ours has no blocking feature.
     
  5. Gregory Maier

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    In Outlook you can block addresses using the Junk e-mail feature. First turn Junk e-mail feature on. Then use the rules wizard to create a rule to filter out junk e-mail. Have it automatically move incoming messages to the deleted items folder. Also set Outlook to automatically empty deleted items folder on exiting the program. then when you recieve an e-mail from someone you don't want e-mail from just right click on the message and select add sender to junk e-mailer list and whalaha you never see them again. Also if you are getting same virus but from other senders create another rule that sorts incoming e-mail by content and list the words like viagra, "name of virus here", bigger Wang, etc to get rid of all that junk stuff.

    Gregory
     

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