Email attachment opened in error

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  1. Stewart J

    Stewart J Funster

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    Hi guys advice appreciated, used the web for 10 years and have always been cautious, today I blundered. Quickly going though my emails found an untitled one from a good friend with a link and no other text. This particular friend often sends jokes and links to funnies, I was in a rush and without engaging brain I clicked the link:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:

    Opened up into a Canadian Pharmacy site pushing sales of Viagra and the like.:Angry::Angry::Angry:

    Unplugged dongle immediately and deleted email. What are the likely consequences, have I now a Trojan or worse and how do I go about checking/sorting the problem, I feel such a prat:Blush::Blush::Blush:

    Performed a full virus scan (I use the free version of Avira) and nothing picked up. But I'm still very concerned:cry:
     
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    Download the free version of malwarebytes, there is not much that it misses. If it reports you clear I would relax. :Smile:
     
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    Nah just buy some an they will leave you alone:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    this 'pharmacy' highjacks email address books and sends unsolicited emails to your contacts.

    while it will use your email account to send the emails its unlikely it will be harmful to your computer other than this.

    only solution is to change your email account password before your internet provider starts getting complaints against you.

     
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    Just keep taking the little blue pills they send:Rofl1:
     
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    I was going to suggest the same as Jim
     
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    forgot to mention......the 'Canadian' pharmacy is actually in Indian.

    Shirl was scammed by them and i put up a thread about it here but we asked Jim to remove it.
     
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    I Wouldn't worry, you have to actualy swollow it for it to have any effect:thumb:














    :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  9. Stewart J

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    Cheers guys to all who've replied, still concerned but you've given me a good laugh.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Malware downloaded and scanning as I write!

    A question what will changing email password achieve, never thought of doing that?
     
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    the scammers then cant access your account so cant use the address book.
     
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    Access emails by dongle and at home using broadband do accounts both need changing? At present I'm onboard ship using a mobile connection via O2, home account is btinternet
     
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    probably just the account the email was received on providing they are seperate accounts.
     
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    dont panic it only goes after your floppies:Rofl1:
     
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    u proberly feel hard done by.????????????????????????:Rofl1:
     
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    Next time you see your mate check to see if he has a stiff neck, if you take the dodgy stuff without water this is a symptom and you will know what he has been up to :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    that pharmacy also sell fiagra teabags,, stops your biscuits going soft when u dunk them:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Viagra

    A quick tip, whenever forwarding emails / jokes and the like always delete the previous sender and anyone he has sent it to as these are where the scammers get all their addresses.

    On a lighter note I take a quarter of one viagra each night, not for any fruity reason it justs stops me rolling out of bed.:Rofl1::shout::Laughing::Rofl1:
     
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    You lot are right comedians with those replies, could not stop :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    You guys certainly "rise" to help :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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