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Offline yorkshire lass

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Netsky worm problem
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:54:43 AM »
I have had to block a friends e-mails from my computer. He uses a Mac computer and I have been getting several e-mails a day on my Windows vista  computer witch appear to come from his e-mail address which only contain a link and when I clicked on one , Avast blocked it with a warning message that it was a dangerous url. My friend says that Mac computers cannot get viruses  and will not run any security applications. Is there anything that I should do to protect my self apart from blocking him ?

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Re: Netsky worm problem
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 09:01:48 AM »
My friend says that Mac computers cannot get viruses  and will not run any security applications.
Is there anything that I should do to protect my self apart from blocking him ?

Let him read this: https://blog.avast.com/2012/04/24/avast-free-antivirus-for-mac-and-the-flashback-botnet/
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.10.2438.Beta#1 [UI.580] - CC 5.74 - EEK - FF ESR 78.5 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.5 - SB/CP/SL/DU.B
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Netsky worm problem
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 10:41:05 AM »
Thank you for that information. I have sent him the link and also the link to the Avast free Antivirus for Mac 7.0 and asked him to remove me from his mailing list until he gets his computer cleaned up.

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Re: Netsky worm problem
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 11:59:31 AM »
Thank you for that information.

You're welcome.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.10.2438.Beta#1 [UI.580] - CC 5.74 - EEK - FF ESR 78.5 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.5 - SB/CP/SL/DU.B
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0