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Avira Antivirus Pro - Review 2020 - PCMag IndiaAvira Antivirus Pro - Review 2020 - PCMag IndiaPosted: 11 Jun 2020 12:00 AM PDTEvery computer needs antivirus protection, and one way companies can support that aim is to provide free antivirus to the masses. But these companies can't survive unless some users shell out their hard-earned cash for paid antivirus utilities. Piling on pro-only tools and components is one way companies encourage upgrading to a paid antivirus. Avira Antivirus Pro adds several components not available to users of Avira Free Security, but they don't really add much value. The biggest reason to pay for it is if you want to use Avira in a commercial setting, which isn't allowed with the free version.Avira's pricing is undeniably on the high side, with a list price of $59.88 per year for one license, $71.88 for three, and $95.88 for five. Admittedly, it seems to be perpetually on sale; just now, the one-license price is discounted to $44.99. That…

Virus from just opening spam mail? - Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Help - BleepingComputer

Virus from just opening spam mail? - Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Help - BleepingComputer


Virus from just opening spam mail? - Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Help - BleepingComputer

Posted: 01 May 2020 09:42 AM PDT

Hello

I recieved a clear fake mail from paypal. Not sure what the intent of the mail was. I accidentally pressed on it (opened it) when trying to report it.

I was using the outlook webmail (outlook.com) on a PC.

The mail contained of a short sentence urging me to open the attachment in the mail, which was all the text in the mail. The attachment was a .docx I could see when hovering the mouse over it.

I never pressed anything in the mail and went back to the inbox and reported the mail.

But can I have gotten a virus just from opening that mail in the outlook webmail (outlook.com) on a PC?

 

I have run some antivirus scans; rkill, malwarebytes, hitman pro, adwcleaner, housecall, avast, windows scan.

Hitman pro said it didn't find any threats but it found over 500 suspicious files?

rkill found two files called "inetcache"

Adwcleaner found two files, "preinstalled.asusproductregistration".

No antivirus scans found anything they called a threat, but several suspicious files.

Avast, malwarebytes, housecall and windows scan: didn't find any threats or suspicious files at all.

 

Is it possible to get a virus from just opening a fake paypal mail with a .docx that I DID NOT click? In a webmail (outlook.com) on chrome?

Thanks in advance!


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