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Spreading Viruses Through Email


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pcdummie

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:blink: I sent an on-line news article to a bunch of people on my Outlook Express email address list. I received one reply with the following statement: Hi, when I received your email my virus protection software detected 2 trojan horse viruses (Downloader.Trojan and Trojan.adwaheck). The overview on Nortonís website says that the viruses donít usually cause too much damage, but thought you might want to know.

I was horrified! I have the most recent Norton anti-virus and internet security. I keep it updated and run scans continuously. I just ran one minutes ago--a complete system scan-- and it detected no viruses. I ran the reports and there was nothing to indicate that I have any viruses whatsoever. I have all the Norton protections enabled.

Why would my friend get a virus warning with my email (it didn't even have an attachment as I copied and pasted the article--which does have one hyper-link in it)?

What should be my next step?

Thank you!!! :whistling:
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