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#1 almost

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:49 PM

Like a dummy, I opened an email with no return address. The email only had a date. There was no "From" line, no "Subject" and nothing in the body.

Could I have opened something bad, like a Trojan, or worm, or something like that?

I know this was dumb, to open this email.

I hesitate to forward this email anywhere for inspection, because I may contribute to the spread of this.

Is there some way for me to find out where this came from?

Thank you so much to anyone who replies. I am grateful for any feedback. I am puzzled and a little uneasy.

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 07:01 PM

Welcome to BC, almost
I haven't read where malware was sent in blank email. It would be best though to assume it is malicious and run some scans. I included two programs to use. The rule is to never open an email that you don't recognize who sent it. Even that rule is not 100% safe. Have you attempted to delete it? Any problem deleting it?
It could be a just a bad transmission. Let us know if the scans find anything other than cookies.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
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#3 jgweed

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 07:21 PM

You should be able to expand the E-mail header and see if there is adequate information there about the originator of the E-mail. Certainly deleting any suspicious E-mail without opening it is best from a computer security viewpoint.
Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 03 April 2007 - 07:24 PM.

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