Previous  bell    Next
bell Warning: JavaScript is turned off! Some features on this website will not work without it.

Do Not Open Unexpected Email Attachments From Known or Unknown Sources

Do not open unexpected email attachments from known or unknown sources. A malicious e-mail attachment is one of the oldest, most effective, and easiest methods of infecting a computer. Always check the file extension of an e-mail attachment, because cyber-criminals can disguise a malicious attachment as a Microsoft Word document, PDF document, or other legitimate documents. Attachments ending with ".zip" or ".rar" are compressed files that should not be open if the sender is unknown to you, or you were not expecting the email message.
Do Not Open Unexpected Email Attachments From Known or Unknown Sources
Online Threat Alerts

Do Not Open Unexpected Email Attachments From Known or Unknown Sources


Rating - Thumb up Rating - Thumb down 0   
Do Not Open Unexpected Email Attachments From Known or Unknown Sources

Do not open unexpected email attachments from known or unknown sources. A malicious e-mail attachment is one of the oldest, most effective, and easiest methods of infecting a computer. Always check the file extension of an e-mail attachment, because cyber-criminals can disguise a malicious attachment as a Microsoft Word document, PDF document, or other legitimate documents. Attachments ending with ".zip" or ".rar" are compressed files that should not be open if the sender is unknown to you, or you were not expecting the email message.

Please continue reading below.

Here are the extensions of some e-mail attachments that you should never open regardless of where they came from, even if you were expecting them or not:

Extension --- Description

  • .SCR -- Windows Screen Saver
  • .BAT -- Batch File Windows
  • .CMD -- Command Script Windows
  • .COM -- Command File Windows
  • .COMMAND -- Terminal Command Mac OS
  • .CSH -- C Shell Script Mac OS, Linux
  • .EXE -- Executable Windows
  • .JSE -- JScript Encoded File Windows
  • .KSH -- Unix Korn Shell Script Linux
  • .LNK -- File Shortcut Windows
  • .MSC -- Microsoft Common Console Document Windows
  • .MSI -- Windows Installer Package Windows
  • .MSP -- Windows Installer Patch Windows
  • .MST -- Windows Installer Setup Transform File Windows
  • .OSX -- Executable Mac OS
  • .OUT -- Executable Linux
  • .PIF -- Program Information File Windows
  • .PS1 -- Windows PowerShell Cmdlet Windows
  • .REG -- Registry Data File Windows
  • .RGS -- Registry Script Windows
  • .RUN -- Executable Linux
  • .SHB -- Windows Document Shortcut Windows
  • .SHS -- Shell Scrap Object Windows
  • .VB -- VBScript File Windows
  • .VBE -- VBScript Encoded Script Windows
  • .VBS -- VBScript File Windows
  • .VBSCRIPT -- Visual Basic Script Windows
  • .WS -- Windows Script Windows
  • .WSF -- Windows Script Windows

Remember to leave your comment and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

Alert and help your family and friends by sharing this article with them:
Submit Your Comment or Question

Submit your comment or question in the box below to share what you know or to get answers about this article.

CommentComments or Questions (3)