Re: Email virus?

From: Bill Sanderson (
Date: 03/18/04

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 16:07:36 -0500

And you'll be guessing. Maybe a good, educated, guess, but a guess all the
same, and one which risks being exploited by a smart malware writer--for
example, the ones who actually DO infect jdbgmgr.exe!

"Dan" <> wrote in message
> First, tell us the extension of the attachment(eg. *.exe). Second, What is
> the name of it?
> Tell me those things, and I will be able to tell you if it is viral or
> not.
> Bye, Dan
> "Bill Sanderson" <> wrote in message
> news:uZhnjUiCEHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Yes they could be. Neither the names nor the sizes of the files is a
>> sure
>> indicator of whether they are viral, however.
>> What does your antivirus application have to say about them?
>> In general, there's no simple method to stop others from sending you
>> mail.
>> Viral email is usually generated by other machines infected with the
> virus.
>> You can determine the ISP of the sending machine by examining the headers
> of
>> the emails, and send a report to abuse@ that ISP. Some ISP's will take
>> action on well-formed reports.
>> There are also apps which will allow you to examine the mail while still
> at
>> the server, and create rules to delete it while still on the server,
>> based
>> on parameters you determine.
>> Here's one such application:
>> <> wrote in message
>> news:ccfb01c40a0b$1bb39b10$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> > Many different emails being recieved from different
>> > websites containing attachments in files of 22.2kb could
>> > these be virus and how can i stop my email from recieving
>> > them? reply asap.