Another virus?

ZeroBurn

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got an email, no body

subject: Fw:zeroburn,how are you

attaches: target.scr, newissues_law

ran a search, couldn't find anything

anyone ?
 

Entity

Lifer
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I think target.scr would be a screensaver of some sort, most likely. Dunno about it being a virus email.

Rob
 

Evadman

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If you don't know where they came from, why would you open them?
 

CraigRT

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.scr attachments are known to have Klez in them... don't open that crap.. that should be first nature..
 

Hossenfeffer

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Originally posted by: ZeroBurn
it opens in outlook's preview pane, i deleted it once i saw it
And turn off your preview pane, that way there's a much better chance that your anti-virus will catch the thing as it's being downloaded. If it's set to execute with only a view, it could sting ya. ;)

 

vi edit

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.scr's are bad news 99.9999999999% of the time.

Don't open it.
 

Balt

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If it's Klez and it opened automatically (which it will if you aren't patched), you've probably just been infected.
 

ZeroBurn

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of course i'm not going to open it, i was asking if anyone knew what kind of virus it was.

i leave the preview pane open purposely, with the amount of mail i shift through it's worth it even if i do double my chances of getting infected.

 

Hossenfeffer

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with the amount of mail i shift through it's worth it even if i do double my chances of getting infected.
I feel myself unable to keep the letters "B" and "S" from escaping my lips. ;)
 

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