more weird stuff: emails

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Kicking, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. I am getting 2-3 weird emails per day since last week, always different address that I don't know with all kind of subject lines: Hi!; re: undeliverable mail; info etc. Most of those have attachment . I just deleted them without opening them even those without attachments. However I am curious, each time I want to open it to see what it is. I have a web- based email account. Usually I have to click on the attachment to download it and save . Can this stuff install itself without clicking on the attachment? Even on a email like Yahoo! or Hotmail?
     
  2. gms

    gms

  3. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    After some heavy damage you will no longer curious about any email.
     
  4. Isnt microsoft working on a way for people to open email without exposing the whole system to a virus? It should have been done ages ago.
     
  5. My computer is infected. How do I get rid of this beast?
     
  6. From Yahoo!


    Computers running any of the latest versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system e-mail program are at risk of being infected, although the worm doesn't exploit any flaws in Windows or software.


    Instead, MyDoom is designed to entice the recipient of an e-mail to open an attachment with an .exe, .scr, .zip or .pif extension.


    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040128/wr_nm/tech_worm_dc_25

    I guess that means you are safe with a web-based email account
     
  7. Ebo

    Ebo

  8. Thank you Intrinsic and Ebo for your help!
     
    #10     Jan 28, 2004