Stop Sending Me Email Infected With A Virus .

United States
February 10, 2007 6:55pm CST
I recently downloaded a Anti-Virus program that lets you know if your email is infected before you even click on it. You will get a email saying infected email, with the name of the virus. It won't even let you open the email. Since I installed it 2 days ago, I've received over 10 emails from the download saying that someone tried to send me infected email. I can't believe that people are so evil. What do you think about that? Lloyd
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@chellicks (904)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
some people are really like that. i guess they do it for fun but messing other computers is not good it's so evil. i've been a victim of email with virus. my computer began changing its homepage and then the next day its not working. i don't know why some people do this. it cause's a lot!
• United States
11 Feb 07
I just don't understand how anyone benefits by damaging someone's computer that they don't even know. I would love to press charges against them and sue them for the damages. Maybe that would teach them a lesson. Lloyd
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• Philippines
11 Feb 07
thanx!
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
11 Feb 07
Did this happen with your personal email address? Doesn't it tell you who sent email?
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Yes it happened with my email address and I replied back to them telling them that the email they sent me was infected with a virus. Lloyd
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
Most people don't even realise there is a virus on their machine. The virus hijacks their email software and spams itsel out. If you know the sender you might want to send them an email letting them know what is happening and tell them to run a virus scan on their computer and then take the necessary steps to remove it. Best wishes!
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Hello Suedarr. I never thought of that. Thanks for the valuable information. I'm glad my pc is now virus-free. Lloyd
@Asylum (48067)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 07
It is not uncommon for people to send out infected emails, sometimes as a result of having a virus on their own machine and sometimes for the sole purpose of infecting your computer. 10 emails in 2 days seems a rather high figure, so I am wondering if the program that you have installed is misinterpreting specific data as a virus. Many anti virus programs can give false reports when confronted with something using recent protocols that they are not accustomed to. The anti virus should inform you which virus it has detected.
• United States
11 Feb 07
Hello Asylum It is giving me the names of the virus being detected. I have 5 email accounts on my computer and between regular mail and spam, I get over a 1000 emails perday. So 10 in 2 days might not be unreasonable. Lloyd
@Asylum (48067)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 07
If you are receiving that amount of spam then I agree with you, it is a small percentage.
@rosie_123 (6118)
18 Feb 07
There are so many "hackers" out there, and also some sick people who get a kick out of spreading viruses. I guess it gives them a feeling of power, that all around the world, people are suffering because of something they have done! Strange - huh!? However, it is true that many people just don't know they have a virus on their PC, because they have been sent it unwittingly themselves. I have so much ati-virus software on my PC because I do some work from home, and a lot of the things I work on are quite "security conscious", so it has never happened to me ywet - touch wood. But I know it is a worldwide problem.
• United States
18 Feb 07
I think they are going to have to increase the penalty for the people who commit these crimes. I'd also like to be able to sue the parents of the underage people who commit these crimes also.. Lloyd
• Netherlands
17 Feb 07
Well I know that sometimes this happens without the knowledge of the sender. Some people temporarily hijack other people's email address and create fake email templates that look like the real one and send off with that mess in it. Other times it is the virus sends itself to people on the person's address book or sent mail list. Obviously the sender wouldn't knowthat this is happening. Then there are people that are just plain nasty. I have had a computer completely killed before by such a thing years ago when virus protection wasn't as good as it is today. It made me really mad that I had to go out and buy a whole new computer!
• United States
18 Feb 07
I just don't understand the satisfaction one gets doing harm to someones property. Sorry to hear about your computer being damages beyond repair. Lloyd