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#1 Recoil  Icon User is offline

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Advice on potential virus.

Posted 15 June 2016 - 06:26 PM

I checked my Yahoo mail a few minutes ago and I always check my spam because for some reason a few select emails end up getting forwarded to there.

I saw an email from my martial arts instructor send from his Gmail account to a bunch of people we both know. I moved it out of spam and opened up the link, to be sent to some random weight loss site about celebs slimming down with sunflower oil...

Granted, it is not unusual for him to send emails, but usually we discuss stuff via FB and texts. I should have known better, but considering who it is from I thought it must be important.

I run Eset Smart Security for my antivirus and firewall on Windows 7 Ultimate.

Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this?

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Re: Advice on potential virus.

Posted 15 June 2016 - 06:37 PM

Check the headers & make sure it wasn't just a spoofed email.
Reboot into safe mode & run your normal scans.
Remove the drive & run on an isolated environment, such as a File System that isn't going to allow for MS exe files to run.
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Re: Advice on potential virus.

Posted 15 June 2016 - 10:22 PM

I always download the free version of malware bytes and run that.

I personally always uninstall it afterwards, however i find malware bytes finds the virus that other ones don't
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Re: Advice on potential virus.

Posted 27 June 2016 - 07:00 PM

Run malwarebytes and a virus scan. This is what I do when people think they have a virus when they come to me. If something is shown I would get Avast and run a boot time scan then re-run malwarebytes and another full virus scan. This is a little over the top but better safe than sorry!
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