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E-mail warning alert, to message receiver.
« on: June 20, 2014, 01:28:50 PM »
I sent a message last night and was then contacted by the person who'd received my message. They told me that across the top of the message was an alert in a red box saying;

 "Be careful with this message.  It contains content that's generally used to steal personal information."

Also, just beside this warning was a link to Avast but it wasn't in blue so not a proper hyperlink.
I'd noticed that when I put in the person's e-mail address it came up in red; usually they're in black, so possibly significant?

Any ideas as to what is happening please?

TIA,
Thomas

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Re: E-mail warning alert, to message receiver.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 01:38:43 PM »
did the message contain a attachment ?

can you get a screenshot of the mail and post here?

have you run a quick scan of your computer with avast and Malwarebytes?


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Re: E-mail warning alert, to message receiver.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 07:38:48 PM »
Hi Pondus,

Yes, the message did have an attachment.  I'll try to get a screen-shot from the person I sent it to, then I can put it up here.

I did an Avast 'quick scan'(?) but nothing was flagged up.

What do you mean by 'Malwarebytes', please?

Thanks,

Thomas

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Re: E-mail warning alert, to message receiver.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 07:41:42 PM »
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