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Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:43 AM

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If the sound of my topic: Is it smart when you open an e-mail with attach, I say no, it is not, the risk for a Virus or Trojan is 99,999% .
I read many times messages from people that their computer is infected after opened e-mail with attach.
When you receive an e-mail from a known person and you knows for 100 % sure that the computer from that person is Virus\Trojan clean, than you can do that, but than is the question there, how must you sure or the computer from the other is clean.? You don't.
I say and I stay say with this, the smart solution is, when you got an e-mail with attach, ignore this.
But if you want open the e-mail, than ask the sender, or the e-mail with attach is from him\her and what he or she did sent to you.

Further want I add one remarkable: When you have not experiences with Hijackthis tools, don't use the tools.
Because when you do that without experience, than the risk is there that you destroy your operating system.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:49 AM

Email Attachments: How to Protect Yourself:

When you have not experiences with Hijackthis tools, don't use the tools.
Because when you do that without experience, than the risk is there that you destroy your operating system.

That is good advice.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:35 AM

Thank you Quietman7, but it is also good, that you entering the links with tips.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:41 AM

You're welcome. :)
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:57 PM

Great post, great advice. But one thing to be aware of is, that if I'm not mistaken, and my research is correct, I have found that most of the older email worms and email viruses transmitted directly through .exe attachments are very rare, and most families of those types of malware are even extinct. From what I've seen and read, this is because most of the common email clients, like Microsoft Outlook 2010, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Windows Live mail, block those types of files by extension. I'm pretty sure that the list of blocked extensions is quite long, but it includes, .vbs, .exe, .au3, and .js. Basically anything that can be run either by an exploit or by the user after the attachment is opened. Feel free to either correct me, or add more in subsequent posts if I have made any mistakes.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:27 AM

I saw a topic what is interesting and I found it important that I give here the link.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

My opinion is, people can not be safety enough.
It is better that people see the extra information, than that they forgot how important a good security is.
In the post from Grinler, would been not spoken over family, or maybe have I missed something, could be, but when you get an e-mail from family and one of them has not told you, that he or she send you an e-mail with attachment, than is it smart that you ask or the e-mail is from him\her or that you delete that e-mail.




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