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Hour 6. Working with Email Attachments > Viruses and Email Attachments

Viruses and Email Attachments

Some people like to send out joke programs to their friends and opening these is risky. You have no way of knowing whether the file is safe. Opening every file Aunt Carol sends often results in your computer being infected with a virus, trojan horse application, or spyware.

Many times your friends are not aware they're infected until you alert them. The newest viruses get email address from any source—they listen to data that your modem sends and receives to get email addresses from your incoming and outgoing email, Web pages, and files in your Internet cache folder.

Many viruses also include their own outgoing mail server so that you won't notice Outlook sending messages.



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