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AOL email from info@bulletincircular.com


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#1 skmarshall

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:51 AM

Hi All

I received an email at an AOL address i use from "info@fbulletincircular.com" which is an advertisment for and a link to (i assume) Antivirus 2010, the fake antivirus "extortionware" program.

I don't know what AOL security is doing these days that would let that through, but since i doubt very much if i was the only one who received the email, i suppose we should all brace ourselves for a flood of computers infected with this.

I dealt with a variation of Antivirus 2010 that would not let Malwarebytes program run until the executable was renamed, for those of us that have not run into that little trick yet.

skmarshall

(Moderator edit: Topic Title and Description modified and expanded. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 29 December 2009 - 09:54 AM.


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#2 Stang777

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:00 AM

Unless there was an actual virus in the email/attachment, I do not see why AOL's security would catch it.

AOL does block emails that contain viruses, and such, or have one in an attachment, but it cannot really catch links to infected sites and block the email.

You cannot just click on links in emails, even ones in an AOL email, and think you safe from it taking you to an infected site or malware.

#3 OldPhil

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 10:00 AM

Send a note to AOL customer service they may be able to help with its spread.

Honesty & Integrity Above All!





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