Missed New Voice Message - WhatsApp Virus Email Message
January 15, 2014 5:25 PM
- Article ID:5323 -
The email message below: "Missed voice message," which claims that you have a new WhatsApp voice message, has a virus attached to it. This email message was not sent by WhatsApp, but by cybercriminals whose intentions are to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment. And, opening this attachment will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse.
The “Missed voice message" WhatsApp Virus Email
Subject: Missed voice message
Please download attached file
Jan 09 1:25PM PM
This email attachment, "Missed-message.zip", contains the virus file "Missed-message.exe". This is the file that will infect your computer if you open it.
When we scanned these files, the following threats were detected:
Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse delivered by the Asprox/Kuluoz botnet, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened the malicious Missed-message.exe, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.exe”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.
Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
Comments or Questions (3)
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Anonymous: 1 week, 6 days ago
I opened it and was running Microsoft Security Essentials. It did not catch it in time and now I have the virus. I cannot do anything with my computer. How do I go about getting it removed now?
Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I fell for it. But I did a scan with McAfee and it says there are 0 viruses on the computer. But is it safe? Does it break through the firewall? Shall I not open my internet bank account on the computer? Shall I trust Mcafee?
info: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
McAfee is a trusted antivirus software maker, so I think you can more than trust them. Just ensure that Mcafee is updating itself frequently, because if it is not updating, it will not be able to detect new computer viruses.