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a program or method to check an email for spyware

WinXP; 512ram; I.E.6

Is there any way to check out an e-mail for spyware before or after opening it ?

I know and use both spybot and spyblaster but they can not check out one e-mail.

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But I'm sure any reputable antivirus siftware will do the same, eg Norton, McAfee. The choice is yours.

AVG is free.

However, I would give further advice. For any email that has an attachment to it, save the attachment first to a temporary place, say your desktop, then scan it with your anti-virus before opening it.

All antivirus software must be kept uptodate or it's virus definitions will soon fall behind new ones that appear.


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thanks - but I want to check an individual email -

that I receieve to determine if it is spyware before forwarding it on

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Not that I know of. . .

Most nasties in emails activate when you open the email or an attachment. If the email sender is unknown to you, don't open it. Period.

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