Anybody else having problems with these viruses. There seems to be two kinds involved. One has an exe attachment called “a fun game”. It copies itself on your computer and sends out emails to everyone on your email list. The other one sends a big file under the heading “allhallowmas” or some other heading. It is a big file, but shows no text or attachment when opened.
I have a couple of questions for any computer people out there:
- Is it possible to be infected with a virus merely by opening an email and not downloading an attachment?
- Is it possible to send an email so it looks like it came from another email address so if a person replies to the email it goes to the fake address.
I ask because my email address is being used to send viral mails to addresses that aren’t even in my address book. I also never download exe files. For the record, I use a hotmail account.