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#1 CyberRaptor

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 03:52 PM

I keep getting email from a "Sir Azagoth" who is trying to send me attachments. I do not know this person and I suspect they are a cracker attempting to infect my computer. What should I do?

Edited by CyberRaptor, 27 July 2004 - 03:53 PM.


#2 Trilobite

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:02 PM

If you do not know who that person is, do not open or read the email or attachments. Just delete them.
It is most likely a virus or Trojan that is being sent to you.
Install an antivirus software, update it and as a precaution, do a full system scan.

Edited by Trilobite, 27 July 2004 - 04:03 PM.


#3 Maorza

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:16 PM

Much like the dozens of e-mails titled [none] 795k.


Those should get deleted promptly.

#4 Lee777

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 03:45 AM

You should have anti-virusware installed, and use the anti-spam feature, if you have it. You will be able to configure it to block all mail coming from this address. Also, block specific words in the subject line. Hope this helps. I use Norton Internet Security.
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>Spybot Search & Destroy
>CWShredder
>Symantec Security Check
>ZoneAlarm Firewall
>Windows Update

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Don't learn the proper name for anything technical. We know exactly what you mean by "my thingy's outta whack".

#5 brownda7

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 03:57 AM

Hey,

Get anti-virus software which deletes virus attatchments as soon as they arrive in your in-box. The first thing that I know about a virus infected email is a message from my anti-virus (Vet-computer associates)which says that it deleted a virus from a message.

brownda

#6 Bermy123

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 11:23 AM

Deffinetly delete them. Daily I get sent attachments for the MyDoom virus, I just delete it and go about my business. I will say though i'm glad I did click a link in an email and got spyware a few months ago only because now I know some stuff about Spyware and I know about this cool website now!

LOOK WHAT I CAN DO ----> :bounce:

Bermy :techsupport:




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