Re: Email virus?
From: Bill Sanderson (Bill_Sanderson_at_msn.com.plugh.org)
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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> Bye, Dan
> "Bill Sanderson" <Bill_Sanderson@msn.com.plugh.org> wrote in message
>> Yes they could be. Neither the names nor the sizes of the files is a
>> 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
>> Viral email is usually generated by other machines infected with the
>> You can determine the ISP of the sending machine by examining the headers
>> 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
>> the server, and create rules to delete it while still on the server,
>> on parameters you determine.
>> Here's one such application:
>> <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > 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.