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Email virus?

by Rosanne / November 4, 2004 11:03 PM PST

I have been receiving "mail delivery failure" when I check on the reason it is not anyone (email address) that I have sent anything to. I have noticed that this email address is from a friend of mine who forwards to me. In front of the returned email address are "3d". Is this a virus or worm? How do I stop it? I probably have infected my friends because of forwarding emails. I also have been getting reply emails w/no name or email address. I have not opened them up to see what they contain. Any ideas? I have adaware, spybot search & destroy, AVG., Zonealarm.

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Re: Email virus?
by roddy32 / November 4, 2004 11:17 PM PST
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That is probably just "spoofing" Rosanne. Everybody gets those, just delete them without opening them and keep doing your virus and spyware scans as always. It might not be a bad idea just to be on the safe side to do a TrendMicro Housecall scan for a second opinion though. It takes a little bit of time depending on your connection speed and computer specs but it's worth it for the piece of mind. This is the link, hope this helps. It's free.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

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Re: Email virus?
by Rosanne / November 4, 2004 11:36 PM PST
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Thanks for setting my mind at ease. I will try what you have suggested.

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You're Welcome Rosanne and
by roddy32 / November 4, 2004 11:55 PM PST
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if you have any problems someone here will be happy to help you. Grin

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