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GETTING SPAM WITH HYPERLINK !!

sorry if i'm at wrong area:

            received two individual emails from two separate people  i know - one 'sender'  'is' in my Outlook Express address book - the other is 'not' but the one who is 'not' in my addressbook has my email address in his.

               showing within the body of the email  are several other email addresses  receiving the same email and only contained in the message area is this hyperlink"

                 trailerden.com backdrops/yuon-kua.htm

Of course i did not click on it  .  Any idea what this is all about and what to do about it ?!   Both were delivered into my NIS spam folder...

PS:  when i did a right-click to check the properties of this hyperlink  it 'did' start to load  (i think) so i immediately clicked out ...however the address 'was' showing in my 'History' list ....i did a total A/V scan with NIS + two Malware program-scans -continually update them and all showed as no problems !   ... thanks in advance for advices -

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Kudos0

Re: GETTING SPAM WITH HYPERLINK !!

Hello EDYTHE,

The hyper link you provided is not properly formatted and will not fully load the intended destination, so you never would have reached the destination.

I corrected the formatting in the hyperlink and arrived at the intended destination page which is a 'work from home' scam.

There does not appear to be any malicious content on the page, just deceptive business practices.

I don't believe you were compromised at all.  You could clear you Internet cache and clear your %temp% folder just to rid yourself of any reference to this scam.

Hope that helps!

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: GETTING SPAM WITH HYPERLINK !!


Phil_D wrote:

Hello EDYTHE,

The hyper link you provided is not properly formatted and will not fully load the intended destination, so you never would have reached the destination.

I corrected the formatting in the hyperlink and arrived at the intended destination page which is a 'work from home' scam.

There does not appear to be any malicious content on the page, just deceptive business practices.

I don't believe you were compromised at all.  You could clear you Internet cache and clear your %temp% folder just to rid yourself of any reference to this scam.

Hope that helps!


Thank you so much for doing this !!!  several people i know have also gotten it but the 'senders' all say they didn't send-on the link!   but i'm sure all will be relieved to know their computers are fine !!   Yes i always clear 'cache & cookies/temp folders etc..  and you bet i'm aware of these 'work at home' 'offers' - LOL - they're also in local papers.   great relief - many thanks !!!  

Kudos0

Re: GETTING SPAM WITH HYPERLINK !!

Hello Phil_D

                            here is another i received (this is the one i did the right-click on and quickly x-ed out as it started to load) ... am i in trouble?  although my a/v scan/Malwarebytes & SuperSpyWear have come up 'clean'' ...thanks again - Edythe

http://calpartsusa.com/files/thumbnails/likeit.php?complete164.html 
Kudos1 Stats

Re: GETTING SPAM WITH HYPERLINK !!

I cannot get that URL to resolve - I am getting a 403 error.

But may I ask, if you think these emails and attachments are suspicious, why click on them at all?

Even if they do not present malicious content, by clicking on them you are notifying the spammer that yours is a legitimate email address and you can expect even more spam.

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email, the best practice is to send them to the spam folder or delete them.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: GETTING SPAM WITH HYPERLINK !!


Phil_D wrote:

I cannot get that URL to resolve - I am getting a 403 error.

But may I ask, if you think these emails and attachments are suspicious, why click on them at all?

Even if they do not present malicious content, by clicking on them you are notifying the spammer that yours is a legitimate email address and you can expect even more spam.

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email, the best practice is to send them to the spam folder or delete them.

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Your are correct about not clicking on any hyperlinks within email - i don't !!  I'm sorry if i gave the impression that i did !   all i tried to do was to right- click on my mouse bring up properties of the hyperlink  and see if i could find any information on the website ...'that' is when i 'think' i saw it start to load and i instantly hit the 'x' to get out of the site ....so it never loaded on my screen 'but' the 'link' was showing on my 'history' area...so i don't know if it being listed  in the 'history' area means the site actually loaded into my computer even tho i didn't see it...(by hitting the upper right 'x' it instantly closed-out anything 'loading'

            then,   i immediately did a totaly a/v scan with NIS; then did the MalwareBytes & SuperSpyWare scans - all came up negative for problems

               my NIS email settings are set to scan in/out email also. 

Sorry if i confused you thinking i 'overtly' tried to open that link - no way !  course trying to play 'computer-sluth' wasn't too clever either !   :(     Thank you again for all you help !!  very much appreciated.    Edythe


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