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Netizens Beware: E-mails from Ashley Anderson Includes Virus

Recently, security experts have raised warning of a new computer virus that comes via an e-mail and pretends as if it had come from Ashley Anderson, as reported by Thaindian News on 14th Oct. 2010.

This virus is being sent out to numerous e-mail accounts from a woman who claims that she is known to the receiver. The email content displays that Ashley Anderson is quite well familiar with the recipient and ultimately asks the receiver to open the enclosed attachment.

However, the attachment includes a deadly virus and when clicked it creates a huge damage to the users' system. As per the reports, many users who got attracted to the name and opened the attachment caused a great havoc to their machines.

According to experts, at present, it's quite uncertain that what exactly virus does to harm a system, but it should be definitely taken as a dangerous threat as this is very much similar to the Trojan Horse and supposedly replicate files of the users system and also damages the already existing files.

As per the security experts, netizens may experience the threat of having their important information and data stolen. Besides, their existing files can also get corrupted. Although, the accurate level of the damage caused by this virus is unknown, being related to Trojan horse, this virus is supposedly competent of stealing whatever the user types.

Furthermore, the attachment in the e-mail endows the sender with a chance to penetrate in the system by supposedly offering him with an access to the IP address of the receiver.

According to the security experts, the simplest method to evade any sort of errors, is to either quickly delete the e-mail that claims to be from Ashley Anderson or not opening the attachment of any e-mail pretending from Ashley Anderson. In case if users open the attachment, experts stringently warn users not to download the attachment, because if once downloaded, the attachment will completely damage the users' system.

Finally, security experts recommended the victims of the attacks to communicate to a professional for quick help and eliminating viruses from the machine, as reported by Newsxonline on 14th Oct. 2010.

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