"Recieveing" E-Mail "attachments/virsus" everyone gets by the 100's.
Until they are "opened" (clicked on) are harmless.
Had you clicked on the attachment, (thus opening it) then... you would go down the "heuristic virus road of adventure" lol
Since you did not open it, you are off on the right path of what to with all email of this nature.
Unless you are expecting an email of this type from a person you know and trust ... just keep on deleteing them. You have no virus.
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Recently had an email returned indicating only that it could not be delivered. No reason given why. On down the message it talked about the attachment was denied due to a HEURISTIC virus.
I immediately scanned my whole system and it came up clean. What is a heuristic virus and if I had it, why did my system come up clean?
Running Win XP Pro service pack 1, 2002
Outlook Express email program