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Beware of "Missed New Voice Message" WhatsApp Virus Email Messages

Beware of "Missed New Voice Message" WhatsApp Virus Email Messages

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 cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment. And, opening the attachment will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.

The “Missed voice message" WhatsApp Virus Email

Subject: Missed voice message

The “Missed voice message" WhatsApp Virus Email

New voicemessage.
Please download attached file

Jan 09 1:25PM PM
08 seconds


The email attachment "", contains the virus file "Missed-message.exe" that will infect your computer if you open it. Note: cyber-criminals may change the file name.

When we scanned the file, the following threats were detected:

  • W32/Trojan.GGLJ-3673
  • Trojan.DownLoad3.28161
  • Win32/Kryptik.BSXR
  • W32/Trojan3.HDX
  • Mal/EncPk-ZC

Once your computer has become infected with the malicious Trojan horse delivered by the Asprox/Kuluoz botnet, the cybercriminals behind the malicious 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.

Remember, 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. And, always check WhatsApp on your mobile device for missed messages or voice calls, instead of clicking on a link in an email message or opening an email attachment.

Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

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:

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  • Posted: 4 months, 2 weeks ago by info

    Here is another fake WhatsApp message:

    "Whats App Notifier

    Whats App
    Missed voicemessage.


    Jan 2 3:42 AM
    09 sec

  • Posted: 6 months, 2 weeks ago by an anonymous user from: Akron, Ohio, United States

    I opened the email and clicked the attachment on my iPhone 6. Is my iPhone infected or compromised?

    • Posted: 6 months, 2 weeks ago by info

      No. The virus only affect computers running Microsoft Windows.

  • Posted: 10 months, 2 weeks ago by an anonymous user from: Monsey, New York, United States

    I started to open the email on my iPad but got suspicious and exited it out before it opened. Will I still get infected?

    • Posted: 10 months, 2 weeks ago by info

      No, the virus doesn't affect iPad.

  • Posted: 11 months, 1 week ago by an anonymous user from: Bushey, Hertford, United Kingdom

    Would I be able to do a recovery date before the email came through. Like other comment have shown no virus threat on my computer via Mcafee?

    • Posted: 11 months, 1 week ago by info

      Yes, you can do a system restore, but if your antivirus didn't detect any threats, then there is no need to do a system restore.

  • Posted: Oct 29, 2014 by an anonymous user from: United States

    I opened then email on my iPhone, but never clicked on anything after that as I was suspicious because I do not have the WhatsApp at all. I literally only opened the email. Will just opening the email and nothing else give my phone the virus?

    • Posted: Oct 29, 2014 by info

      No. Your device will get infected only by clicking on the links and opening the attachments.

  • Posted: Feb 27, 2014 by an anonymous user from: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    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?

  • Posted: Jan 20, 2014 by an anonymous user from: Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    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?

    • Posted: Jan 20, 2014 by info

      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.