Postal service virus

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by adeler, Jul 6, 2012.

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  1. adeler

    adeler Registered Member

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    I received an email today regarding online shipping labels that I should not have opened but did, as we had recently bought shipping labels online and I thought this was a legit email about that transaction.

    I now know that I should not have clicked on the links in that email but it is too late. Does anyone know if my NOD32 antivirus will protect me? I'm running ESET Smart Security 4 -- Update 7277 (20120706).

    Is there something I should do?
     
  2. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Hi adeler.

    Well do you think that you got infected from the link?
    And do you know for sure that there currently is malware on that link?

    Or did you see a warning from ESS saying that it have blocked some malware?

    Cheers, SweX
     
  3. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Did you run an executable file attached to the email or you clicked a link?
     
  4. stackz

    stackz Registered Member

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    From what I've seen, the link in these emails redirect to a download for a zipped executable.
    So to get infected you'd have to extract the file and then double click to run it.
    As usual, junk like this relies on the default windows setting of 'Hide extensions for known file types' and using a well known common icon for the executable to fool unsuspecting people - in this case an adobe reader pdf icon.
     
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