If you are suspicious about an email, here’s a quick way to see if it’s infected. Right click on the email and go to View Attachments (see illustration below). If you see an attachment called “alert.txt” this means that the attached file was infected but was cleaned by the anti-virus software.
We can’t always stop you from getting the e-mail, but you can stop it from spreading.
If the attached file name is anything other than "alert.txt" it is suspect. If it's a Word document (.DOC) or Excel spreadsheet (.XLS) it’s nothing to worry about. Viruses are executable files. These are files that end with .EXE, .BAT, .SCR, .DLL, .COM, etc. and when opened (double-clicked) run the infected code. Anytime you receive multiple copies of emails you should be suspicious. You should suspect the file as being a virus, DO NOT OPEN the email or the attachment. Notify Network Services Helpdesk that you have a suspect file. 907-269-7935. They will give you further instructions. The recent virus had a file name of “gone.scr”. These are normally screen saver programs. This one was an executable virus infection program disguised as a screensaver.
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