How come i never receive Virusses?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by bazz, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. bazz

    bazz Registered Member

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    Hey,
    Many People get an email virus the day after it's released.
    But i never get email virusses!
    How does it come they never reach me?

    I had 2 emails from the Storm Worm and one time i received sober.
    That's 3 times i got an email virus in 7 years....
    That's 0.5 virusses in one year.
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i sent you one today :)

    as requested to test your email scanning,

    i never get email viruses either, some people do, i dont...

    i really wouldnt worry about it.
     
  3. bazz

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    Ok,, but i didn't receive the email you send yet..? o_O
     
  4. stefan_c38

    stefan_c38 Registered Member

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    Well its not quite a bad thing. I have never received one and im not saying i want to.:D
     
  5. bazz

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  6. BlueZannetti

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    Many ISP's have AV filtering at the server level these days, it could be as simple as that.

    Blue
     
  7. sukarof

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    I dont know about you guys, but the only reason I never get any malware through mail is that I dont give out my email address everywhere. If I want something from someone that wants my emails address I just do invent one at dodgeit.com.

    I have been quite aggressive towards my friends that I am not interrested in funny movies or chain letters and such so I know that I never get any attachments (unless I ask for them) in my emails (thunderbird btw), and if one day I do I just ignore it.
    I do all my surfing with Firefox and noscript so I cant get any flyby malware from the web either.
    Or it might be as simple as BlueZannetti explains :)
     
  8. bazz

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    I give out that email address on any website, i watch funny video's and chain letters.
    Opposite :p
    I guess im just lucky
     
  9. SourMilk

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    I use Yahoo! Web Mail and they scan all scripts and attachments before loading it on the mail server. No virii from their service.
     
  10. lodore

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    i use yahoo as well since BT is now btyahoo.
    i havent got any email viruses on my email account ever.
    i remember when one of my sister's friends email addresses got hijacked and it sent my sister a email virus everyday=D
    lodore
     
  11. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    yep that sounds the most realistic comment.
     
  12. TairikuOkami

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    What is you email provider called? Sounds like he is really a good one.
    By the way, you have got spam mails in spam folder or no spam at all?
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    They may scan for virus's but they have the worse spam problem I have ever seen. I am not sure they are scanning for spam at all.
     
  14. Meriadoc

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    :) Hey bazz you just gave my son and I a laugh, thanks. :)
    Perhaps as BlueZannetti said?
     
  15. lodore

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    the spam filter in yahoo blocks most of the spam emails my dad would recieve if it didnt block them.
    he has to clear it out quite often thou.
    lodore
     
  16. bazz

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    ok :p
    But on my ISP email i get a lot of spam.
    And on my www.icmail.net address i don't get 1 spam email!
     
  17. pipester

    pipester Guest

    I use a local ISP for my dialup account, he has AV and Spam filtering at the server level, I have yet to get infected by email or any spam in my inbox. He does a great job for his customers and is just a phone call away.
     
  18. EASTER.2010

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    I never find viruses in my email either including Yahoo where others say they get them on a regular basis.

    I have to hunt for them and since i research them it takes a lot of time to find sites that use drive by downloads i normally have to resort to virus sites that actively create them.

    There is not a virus floating anyplace freely that could possibly infect my main box no matter what. I enjoy SSM because being a HIPS it affords you an instant prompt the moment anything takes advantage of IE which i use extensively for this purpose.

    Funny, with my 98 i always sat on the edge of my seat in anticipation when the next dropper would slip thru into the system, but since XP with my HIPS (SSM/CyberHawk) they have eluded and avoided making an effort to jump inside my machine for some reason.

    No Matter, if the mountain won't come to mohammed, mohammed goes in search of the mountain. LoL
     
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