is something like this possible?

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  1. gurx

    gurx Registered Member

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    hi

    not sure if i am in the right topic.......

    is the following possible:

    you get an email, open it and suddenly websites pop up and from some of them it starts downloading files to your pc.

    ever experienced something like this??

    any comment welcome - got a serious problem!

    thanx

    gurx
     
  2. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    There are ussually 2 ways to get infected via an email (3 known at the moment):

    1. Opening an attachment with a malware, in any format (exe pretending to be txt).
    2. Reading an email in HTML format, where a script can run thanks to WSH (read here).
    3. Windows vulnerability like: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=170165

    You can scan your PC with those 3 free scanners: CureIt + A-Squared + SuperAntispyware.
    To get help with cleaning, you can follow Castle Cops Malware Removal and Prevention Guide
     
  3. gurx

    gurx Registered Member

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    thanks for your reply

    but the question is may it happen exactly as describedo_O

    open, pop up's, download by itselfo_O?

    gurx
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Yes. WSH will initiate a script, which do, what it has to, eg.: it will start a link (popup).
    If it is a link to a file, it will start downloading. But it is a weak malware since you see it.
    A good malware would download a malware in backround (iframe, popup size 0 x 0 pixels).
    That is the reason, why it is important to have at least a firewall and a realtime antivirus.
    You can pick free firewall: Comodo, Kerio or Zone Alarm and free AV.: Avira, Avast or AVS.
     
  5. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    its also a good idea if you use a mail client such as outlook express to change all message to plain text instead of html
    lodore
     
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