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Getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"

Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by Octavio, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Octavio

    Octavio

    Guest
    I keep getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"

    And these have an attachment called 13900_7324018_Attach.htm (845 B).

    I still haven't opened the attachments, and I keep deleting the e-mail when

    I get it, but then I get it again.

    Any ides what this is about? And if it might be a virus?

    I have Office Professional, and I use Outlook as my default e-mail, and have

    Vista Ultimate.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Roady [MVP]

    Roady [MVP]

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    Which mail account type are you using?

    If POP3, do you have Outlook configured to leave a copy on the server?

    If so, log on to your web based mailbox and see if you received it multiple

    times there as well.

    If that is the case, then this message simply has been sent to you multiple

    times.

    The message itself appears to be junk though, so simply delete it if the

    Junk E-mail filter didn't catch it already.

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    "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com> wrote in message

    news:uM#uwp0mKHA.4648@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I keep getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"

    > And these have an attachment called 13900_7324018_Attach.htm (845 B).

    > I still haven't opened the attachments, and I keep deleting the e-mail
    > when I get it, but then I get it again.

    > Any ides what this is about? And if it might be a virus?

    > I have Office Professional, and I use Outlook as my default e-mail, and
    > have Vista Ultimate.

    > Thanks in advance.
  3. Carmel

    Carmel

    Guest
    RE: Getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"

    "Octavio" wrote:


    > I keep getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"

    > And these have an attachment called 13900_7324018_Attach.htm (845 B).

    > I still haven't opened the attachments, and I keep deleting the e-mail when
    > I get it, but then I get it again.

    > Any ides what this is about? And if it might be a virus?

    > I have Office Professional, and I use Outlook as my default e-mail, and have
    > Vista Ultimate.

    > Thanks in advance.


    There are dozens of sites that can check for a Virus. Simply save the

    attachment and upload it to a site for inspection. A few examples:

    http://www.virustotal.com/

    http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus

    https://submit.symantec.com/websubmit/retail.cgi

    The attachment extension would seem to indicate that it might be some sort

    of PHISHING exploit however. You always forward me the attachment. I don't

    use a Windows based OS so I am immune from being infected with a VIRUS.

    Carmel

    Never forget: 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
  4. Roady [MVP]

    Roady [MVP]

    Guest
    Re: Getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"

    > I don't use a Windows based OS so I am immune from being infected with a
    > VIRUS.


    No you're not; it means you are immune for most Windows based viruses. Also

    note that phishing doesn't have to do anything with getting infected by a

    virus and is not restricted to any platform.

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    "Carmel" <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:7705A376-529F-4BF5-BA6B-0505D820646E@microsoft.com...
    > "Octavio" wrote:
    >
    > > I keep getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"
    >

    >> And these have an attachment called 13900_7324018_Attach.htm (845 B).
    >

    >> I still haven't opened the attachments, and I keep deleting the e-mail
    > > when
    > > I get it, but then I get it again.
    >

    >> Any ides what this is about? And if it might be a virus?
    >

    >> I have Office Professional, and I use Outlook as my default e-mail, and
    > > have
    > > Vista Ultimate.
    >

    >> Thanks in advance.


    > There are dozens of sites that can check for a Virus. Simply save the
    > attachment and upload it to a site for inspection. A few examples:

    > http://www.virustotal.com/
    > http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
    > https://submit.symantec.com/websubmit/retail.cgi

    > The attachment extension would seem to indicate that it might be some sort
    > of PHISHING exploit however. You always forward me the attachment. I don't
    > use a Windows based OS so I am immune from being infected with a VIRUS.

    > > Carmel

    > Never forget: 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
    >
  5. Carmel

    Carmel

    Guest
    Re: Getting e-mails from "agentserver@ent.brassring.com"

    "Roady [MVP]" wrote:


    > > I don't use a Windows based OS so I am immune from being infected with a
    > > VIRUS.

    > No you're not; it means you are immune for most Windows based viruses. Also
    > note that phishing doesn't have to do anything with getting infected by a
    > virus and is not restricted to any platform.


    All files downloaded on my system are stored in a directory that is

    'nosuid'. I also would never run my MUA as a privileged user so I cannot

    simply, and stupidly, change the permissions on said file.

    I never insinuated that a PHISHING e-mail would infect a system. However,

    the link itself could lead to a malicious site. Again, I am protected from

    that sort of threat also by the fact that my web browser runs in a 'jail'

    (FreeBSD).

    Microsoft has a lot of cool ideas; security is not one of them.

    Carmel

    Never forget: 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2

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