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new email virus

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by binki, May 18, 2010.

  1. binki

    binki Premium Subscriber

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    The PRC
    subject line: 'please look my cv' with an attachment. virus city.
     
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  2. signgal

    signgal Very Active Member

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    thanks for the heads up
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I've been getting alot that say "your shipment has been processed" or some such nonesense, both from amazon and UPS
     
  4. The Vector Doctor

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    Also, resume attached. Always a zip file which has a exe file inside of it. Any way of looking at a zip file without actually opening it

    My elderly parents (naive) got hit with a ups shipment email and double clicked
     
  5. webguru

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    Download the file then scan with something like AVG. If it finds something, just send to virus vault.
     
  6. binki

    binki Premium Subscriber

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    we get the ups ones also but they dont have my email address so i know it is false.
     
  7. G-Artist

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    My default to open ZIP, 7z, SIT and RAR is my WinRAR program.

    I can see everything inside the compressed file even if it is in multiple individual
    file (001, 002, etc.) It will also allow me to drill down into folders within the
    file where I can read the text or whatever w/o having to open the file.

    If I DL'd a movie, I also have a utility that will play that first segment of
    a multiple compressed file and that's let's me know if it is worth getting the
    rest of the files in that series.

    For safety sake, folks should look into using a program that allows the viewing
    of their e-mail while it is still on the server. I use Mail Washer (an old version)
    but there are many others. Delete the ones that you don't want (spam)
    and then download all the rest.

    DO NOT rely on your AV program catching the virus until the EXE has been
    opened. I have used all the major AVbrands and find if you tell the AV to 'check'
    the executable while it is just sitting in a folder that most will not find a problem.
    Once you click on the executable then the AV jumps in and blocks it if it is infected.
    That is because the first thing that happens is the virus/malware uses portions of
    memory it isn't supposed to. Your AV will even block a poorly written legit. progam
    that does that (false positive).
     
  8. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Odd that this should be mentioned today, today I recieved an e-mail disguised as if it were from DHL about a missed shipment, the e-mail contains a zipped file labeled as DHL Tracking Number, the e-mail is not even addressed to my e-mail address.
     
  9. G-Artist

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    I have gotten at least 20 in the past week purportedly from UPS, DHL and USPS.

    Those come and go in spurts.

    Last Nov. and Dec. they came in droves. I think lots of folks opened them thinking
    X-Mas parcels were going astray.
     
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