Viral Email that you don't want

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Real Estate Agent with Prominent Realty Group

Over the last week we have been bombarded by emails featuring attachments in a zip file. So have a few of our friends as well. Usually the title of the email sounds official enough, like invoice, past due, etc....  the emails of course were nothing more than a virus. 

Sometimes your anti-virus software will not catch virus files hidden in a compressed attachment like a zip file.  If you get these emails, don't unzip the attachment or preview it either. Simply delete them and make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.  You should also have a program installed that will check for trojans, key loggers and the like because those types of malware are often hidden the same way.   Apparently people still have to much time on their hands... -Charles

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Rainer
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Suburban Chicago Illinois Real Estate
Suburban Village Realty - Barrington, IL

Jacqulyn,

We've been getting bombarded by these too -- one particular e-mail address that we only use for our website leads.  Do you think they are targeting our lead generation forms on our websites?

Aug 03, 2007 04:53 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Dawn Workman
Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC - Camas, WA
Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
I am so glad I work on a Mac, because I am dumb enough to click them :)
Aug 03, 2007 05:08 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach
I receive these type's of emails daily, I always send them to spam a long with the emails stating that I won the email lottery! ha ha.  People will try anything.  What type of people sends out emails like this?
Aug 03, 2007 05:59 PM #3
Rainer
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Todd Murphy
Fitts Agency - Tuscaloosa, AL
I've been hammered with this crap lately.  It's like every other email is one of these files, either zip or pdf.
Aug 03, 2007 11:55 PM #4
Rainer
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Matthew Pellerin
Realty Executives - PhoenixHomes.com - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Homes Team

Been getting a ton of those lately too!

Someone in our office actually opened one and messed up our internal network... can you say, DUH!

Matt Pellerin
PhoenixHomes.com

Aug 04, 2007 07:02 AM #5
Rainer
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Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate

I'm sure they target email forms. Dawn, don't be so sure working on a Mac will save you. Some of these thigns are multi-system operational. 

Matt, how long did it take to clean up? -Charles

Aug 04, 2007 10:40 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett
Matt that sucks big time.
Aug 07, 2007 10:03 AM #7
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