This morning my inbox has mainly filled with hundreds of emails purporting to be from either :
All these emails had two things in common, first all of them are fake, secondly they all had Zip file attachments that contained Executable files, that if run will either install a virus or some sort of Malware.
Thankfully these emails are relatively easy to spot as fakes, but a lot of people still open these emails and zip files without thinking, they are on an automatic sort of setting :
“Oh this emails addressed to me and I have a DHL, FedEx ,Virgin Media, LloydsTSB Account I’d best open it”
Sadly once they’ve opened the email and the virus/malware has started to install they realise their mistake to late and then its a case of finding the right software to remove the virus/malware.
Here’s a couple of screen shoots of what this latest batch look like :
For those of you unlucky enough to have fallen prey to these sort of emails, here’s a list of handy little pieces of software that can be used to remove/kill these little buggers:
These products are good for Detecting and the Removal of Spyware, Adware and can also help with the Removal of Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.
The Emsisoft Emergency Kit has a collection of programs that can be used without software installation to scan for malware and clean infected computers and includes the powerful Emsisoft Scanner which can help clean the infected PC of Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers and other malicious programs.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk is designed to scan, disinfect and restore infected operating systems. It should be used when it is impossible to boot the operating system.
Free Virus removal tool from Sophos
Free Virus removal tool from Mcaffe
Free Virus removal tool from AVG
Hopefully one of the above programs should help you in the removal of any malware/spyware/virus your PC may have fallen victim to.
Finally allow me to share WikiHow’s “How to Spot a Computer Virus in an Email Box” with you