strange emails

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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sunflower_2sunflower_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
Yesterday I got an email from someone by the name of Dazzyk. The subject was "RE: Incoming Msg". There was an attachment called "Nervous_illnesses.com"
I deleted it without openeing the attachment.

Today I got another mail from the same person, the subject being "RE: Hi". The attachment this time is called "Nervous_illnesses.exe".

Any ideas anyone?

I have never heard of this person but hav made a note of his email address.

???

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  • Chester_DrawsChester_Draws Forumite
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    Hi Sunflower,
    The persons name and email address is irrelevant as the virus can pick up at random any address.
    The important issue is that you have wisely deleted it.

    File name: Nervous_illnesses.exe
    Virus name: W32/[email protected]
    Bad Spellers of the world untie
  • Paul_VarjakPaul_Varjak Forumite
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    Be very wary of attachments that end in .exe or .com as they can do just about anything to your computer - including deleting everything on your hard drive.

    Not much point in noting E-Mail address as this will have been 'faked'.

    You are lucky if this is the first virus you have ever received.

    Make sure you have both a firewall and anti-virus software installed and that you keep your computer operating system -up-to-date with any downloadable updates.
  • sunflower_2sunflower_2 Forumite
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    thanks v much for the advice - am a bit naive when it comes to viruses and such

    had 3 more from the same "person" -

    manufacture.cpl
    joke.com
    the_message.com

    i am sure i hav all the anti-virus software and firewalls n stuff.
    its all freaking me out !
    :- :'(
  • Chester_DrawsChester_Draws Forumite
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    Sunflower,
    Seeing they are arriving from the same "person", why not just BLOCK SENDER in your email account, and no more will arrive from that person.
    Bad Spellers of the world untie
  • sunflower_2sunflower_2 Forumite
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    Sunflower,
    Seeing they are arriving from the same "person", why not just BLOCK SENDER in your email account, and no more will arrive from that person.


    excellent idea
    i didnt realise you could do this but hav now done it

    thanks v v much !

    :D
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