Malware Spam

Most spam e-mails are advertisements, with one goal only, to make money for the spammer. Malware spam often has the same goal in sight, but at the cost of your computer. Malware spam is also unpredictable and new variants appear overnight, much like malware itself.

Malware spam often possesses the following general characteristics:

It is critical that you have the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware applications installed on your computer, along with the latest security patches and updates for all your software, especially your e-mail client and Web browser.

Below are links to copies of typical virus, spyware and malware e-mails. Note that the original formatting of the e-mail was preserved to give you a good idea of what the e-mail looks like when you open it. The links in these examples have been removed for security reasons.

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