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    Exclamation New Virus Out...Be Careful

    I got the virus email a couple of days ago. I didn't open it because it was in my spam folder and I knew that I didn't order anything. Below is the email that my cousin sent me:


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    > Subject: Fw: Virus Warning - checked this out it is real
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    > I checked at Snopes.com & they said this is a real viruslast updated July 14,
    > Subject: Virus Warning - checked this out it is real
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    > Attention Virus Warning
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    > We have become aware there is a fraudulent e-mail being sent that says it is coming from UPS and leads the reader to believe that a UPS shipment could not be delivered. The reader is advised to open an attachment reportedly containing a waybill for the shipment to be picked up.
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    > This e-mail attachment contains a virus. We recommend that you do not open the attachment, but delete the e-mail immediately.
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    > UPS may send official notification messages on occasion, but they rarely include attachments. If you receive a notification message that includes an attachment and are in doubt about its authenticity, please contact customerservice@ups.com.
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    > Please note that UPS takes its customer relationships very seriously, but cannot take responsibility for the unauthorized actions of third parties.
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    > Thank you for your attention.
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    Wow, thanks. You saved me. I'm expecting a package from UPS that I would have fallen for that easily.
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    Thanks for the heads up Adam!
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    Thanks for warning Adam, can you only get a virus if you open up an attachment or can you get one from just opening the e-mail itself??
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIOny View Post
    Thanks for warning Adam, can you only get a virus if you open up an attachment or can you get one from just opening the e-mail itself??
    I'm no expert, but from the way I understand it, you should be safe just opening the email. A virus, like any other computer program, needs to be run on your computer. And simply opening the email will not allow the virus onto your computer. But as soon as you download the attachment containing the virus onto your computer, then you are vulnerable.

    If anyone is more knowledgeable than I and can add to or correct anything I just said, feel free. I'm strictly a "know enough to get by" computer guy. Hardly a techno-whiz.
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    As far as I know UPS usually doesn't send e-mails about packages, but when they do it won't contain attachments. Here is UPS's warning:

    Attention Virus Warning

    We have become aware there is a fraudulent email being sent that says it is coming from UPS and leads the reader to believe that a UPS shipment could not be delivered. The reader is advised to open an attachment reportedly containing a waybill for the shipment to be picked up.

    This e-mail attachment contains a virus. We recommend that you do not open the attachment, but delete the email immediately.

    UPS may send official notification messages on occasion, but they rarely include attachments. If you receive a notification message that includes an attachment and are in doubt about its authenticity, please contact customerservice@ups.com.

    Please note that UPS takes its customer relationships very seriously, but cannot take responsibility for the unauthorized actions of third parties.

    Thank you for your attention.
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    I opened the email and it was harmless but I DID NOT open the attachment. I just checked the email b/c some of my emails go to the spam folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainStreet, USA View Post
    I'm no expert, but from the way I understand it, you should be safe just opening the email. A virus, like any other computer program, needs to be run on your computer. And simply opening the email will not allow the virus onto your computer. But as soon as you download the attachment containing the virus onto your computer, then you are vulnerable.

    If anyone is more knowledgeable than I and can add to or correct anything I just said, feel free. I'm strictly a "know enough to get by" computer guy. Hardly a techno-whiz.
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