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How to Spot a Computer Virus in an Email Inbox

Just about everyone with a working computer and an Internet connection has some means of sending and receiving email. However, a small group of individuals tend to use it for unintended purposes; sending viruses. Although this isn't an article on spam, it plays a big part in the distribution of email viruses. Here's how to identify a computer virus in your inbox.

Steps

  1. Look closely at the subject lines.For those who don't know, a subject line is a summary of an email. If you happen to be getting subject lines such as: "Make.Money.Fast," most likely the email contains a virus.
  2. Watch attached files.Most of the time a file that is a virus has an.exeor.vbsfile extension. (A file extension is a type of file.) What most hackers would do is name a file followed by a file extension, followed by another file extension. (blank.jpg.vbsfor example.) The first extension (.jpg) is just part of the name if followed by another (.vbs).
  3. Check the sender.If the sender is someone you don't know or a company you're not familiar with, the email probably contains a virus.
  4. Read the message.Although it might be sent from someone you know, the message may leave you clueless about why it was sent. (For example, the "here you have" email virus simply says "This is The Document I told you about,you can find it Here," followed by the virus' download link. Upon reading, it will send itself to everyone in the Microsoft Office address book with the victim as the sender.) That is an obvious indication that the email contains a virus.
  5. Know that email viruses may pretend to be sent from an existing company.It is important to read each email thoroughly; an email may seem to be sent from a legitimate company when it was really sent from a hacker. (This is calledforging email.) A forged email may contain multiple spelling/punctuation errors, another indicator that the email contains a virus.
  6. Do not follow links unless assured or necessary.Sometimes the virus is located on a website, rather than attached to an email. The hacker would require the victim to follow the link to a website in order for the virus to be downloaded. If not contacted/assured prior to receiving the email that the link is safe, do not follow it.

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    What should I do if my computer got infected?
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    You can download some software cleaning programs off the internet that can sweep your computer for viruses and remove any infected files. You could also call the support hotline for your computer (Apple, Windows, etc.) and have them walk you through the process of removing any viruses or malware from your system.
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  • I got a gmail from "Google" that asks to update the account and has a photo instead of text. What do I do?
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  • Never give out your email address to anyone you don't trust, this will ensure that spam and infected emails will stay at a minimum.
  • If you are constantly receiving spam, you can either download an anti-spam program or create a new email account.
  • Make sure you have good anti-virus protection; in the scenario that you accidentally download a virus, it would automatically stop and delete it from your computer before it does its job.





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Date: 04.12.2018, 20:21 / Views: 55264