Bogus Anti-Virus Messages
We have seen examples of bogus messages that masquerade as infected anti-virus warnings complete with benign file attachments posing as virus payloads. (Everyone.net Anti-Virus does not generate warning messages.) The latest example is a false anti-virus warning that pretends to be infected with W32/Sober-N:
Antivirus protection service has detected viruses in this email. The following attachments were infected and have been removed:
1. mail_info.zip: W32/Sober-N
If you know the sender, you may wish to notify them that their system may be infected, however the "From" address may be forged.
------------ Original message follows ------------
Subject: Your email was blocked
This is an automatically generated E-Mail Delivery Status Notification.
Mail-Header, Mail-Body and Error Description are attached
*** Server-AntiVirus: No Virus (Clean)
(Had this message actually been infected by W32/Sober-N it would have been neutralized by Everyone.net Anti-Virus before it ever reached your mailbox.)
See also: Anti-Virus Safety Tips