This morning, I received an e-mail purporting to come from Serif software. It had an attached Zip file. Following my usual practice with attachments, I saved it to the desktop unopened. Using the right click context menu, I then scanned it with AVG, and it detected the Netsky virus.
I then did a full AVG scan, and again it detected the virus on the desktop. I deleted the e-mail and the attachment and did a further full AVG scan. This time nothing showed.
My question is, do I have to take any further action?
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Yes like you I use Mailwasher but I do receive e-mails from Serif so I downloaded to my e-mail client. It seems that these virus writers are getting more sophisticated and are riding on the backs of legitimate companies.
The reason I asked is that my virus software checks e-mails and attachments as they come in (no manual process). As Clint2 mentioned e-mails are getting more sophisticated and for the more average and newer user (like myself) then some of these newer e-mails with attachemnts could slip through. Think we all have to be on our guard all the time when it comes to e-mails (even with the automatic checkers). Hopefully this thread and the underlining message will etch something on my mind to be more on guard when it comes to attachments.
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