Friday, July 04, 2008
How to Check Email Attachment Clean or Infected with some Virus
Here are the steps to check suspicious e-mail attachments quickly:
1. Forward that email message with the file attachment intact to firstname.lastname@example.org (limit is 10 MB)
2. Write SCAN in the Subject field of the forwarded message and delete the full body of the message. Send the e-mail.
3. You should receive a virus report in the next few minutes.
If you have a file on the hard drive, upload that to Virustotal via web browser and wait as this free service analyzes your file using different antivirus services.
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