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i got a virus. need help ASAP

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Mr. Mang, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    so i went to check my mail before school and i think i got a virus. there was no attachment that i saw to download, but it defintiely looks suspicious. if i opened the mail but NOT the attachment does that mean i'm alright?

    from: postmaster <[email protected]> with a size of 119k

    The following mail can't be sent to [email protected]:

    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: . . . click here!
    The attachment is the original mail

    i never sent a mail to them that i recall, and it definitely would not have been 119k.
  2. You're probably no infected, but thats not sure.

    two things you can do.

    1. Send a mail to your self, if you recieve two messages insted of one, you're infected(some viruses work that way/not all though).

    2. Go to Mcaffe's site or Norton's download the trial or do the free check thing.

  3. dai

    dai Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2001 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 0
    i might not be a computer expert...

  4. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    if you dont download and execute the attatchment, you can not get the virus.


    now that thats over, you can get back to making raver drugs in your own home.
  5. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    thanks for all the help tesseract. i'll make sure i go to those virus scan place when i get home.

    i didn't open the attachment (but the mail was opened just in hotmail)

    i ran my 'e-trust' antivirus program (but i think it may be a pretty cheap program)

    i ran my 'evidence eliminator' program to get rid of any cookies and things like that...

    i'm just kind of afraid to restart the computer.
  6. NATO

    NATO Guest

    all this shit is way over my head but cant you get viri (?) from just openeing an email not the attatchment.
  7. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    ^ that's what i was thinking also.
  8. colour

    colour Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2002 Messages: 906 Likes Received: 0
    uhmmm not viruses exactly

    but people can gain access to information on your computer through code that is embedded into email.


    and such, however its usually Outlook Express that is almost always vulnerable to these methods.

    a virus is sort of like a "program" itself, so it has to be ran.

    one thing you should do if you use Outlook Express, turn off the preview plane.

    the preview plane automatically opens up the email and runs whatever code it has. its a good idea to run an anti-virus scanner that scans email as they download, like norton.