Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A virus?

Here's one of the rare spam viruses which actually made it through my various defenses. I buy enough online to forget the occasional item, so I opened the zip file. If I'd been running Windows and been slightly less educated, I might actually have opened the "postal label", which turned out to be a .exe file.

Thank you for shopping at
We have successfully received your payment.
Your order has been shipped to your billing address.
You have ordered " Velocity Micro Edge Gx635 "
You can find your tracking number in attached to the e-mail document.
Print the postal label to get your package.


Ray said...

If you use Thunderbird email, it will usually warn you of items that contain malware or are suspicious.
It scans everything coming in.

Al Wright said...

Huh. I recently picked up a bug somewhere, too. It sent a Viagra ad to everyone in my email list. What pixxes me off most is that I have MacAfee, Spybot S&D, Malawarebytes Anti-Malware, and Ad-Aware all running; not one of them caught it coming in to my 'puter, or caught it after it started sending out about a hundred Viagra ads.

Anonymous said...

Slightly off topic, but it reminds me of a video:

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Opening that label would've made you go postal!

But, as you so euphemistically mentioned, you're not a total ignoramus.
Some basic knowledge and sense is enough to protect one from the vast majority of such malicious attempts.

BTW, anybody intrerested in incerasing thier p3n15 51z3? "An extra 12" guaranteed, works for both genders alike!"
Complete method to be found on my blog some distant day. Check every 24 hours, boost my clicks counter!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Well, I know that *girls* can make willies grow dramatically!

Apropos, I just found this insane thing two minutes ago, here.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

"Mommy? What's a liquorice?"

"Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine [DVD]
- American Beauty [DVD]
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2009"

I fail to immediately see the connection...

Hmmm... unless:
- Wolverine = major d*ck with attitude.
- American Beauty = eye candy.
- Kaspersky = fed up with spam.
Still sounds very much like a charade to me.

"I know that *girls* can make willies grow dramatically!"
Yes, I think that's precisely the spirit of the futanari genre... ;-p