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Windows 7: Suspicious email "from my bank". Malwarebytes and AVG Cloud missed it.

30 Dec 2015   #11
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

An Anti-malware Test Common Sense Wins

5 years old but still applicable. Phishing, Whaling, Trojans, Keyloggers or Malware of any type,
no one program catches everything and most have no defense to latest techniques used by bad guys.
I'm still waiting for my $$$$$$$Millions from many Nigerian 409 scam emails.


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30 Dec 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The simple bear is back.

Their are no programs that do every thing.
The owner/operator of the system must keep their brain upgrade/update concerning security on their systems. Their is no security one button and forget it for security.
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01 Jan 2016   #13
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I'd be more inclined to ask why your ISP or other webmail provider (as appropriate) didn't filter out the email as spam, assuming that's what it is.

As to how one can judge whether an email purporting to come from the bank is genuine or not, there's a very simple solution - I wouldn't touch internet banking with a barge pole. My bank doesn't have my email address, so if they need to contact me they write to me in the old-fashioned way.
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01 Jan 2016   #14
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
I'd be more inclined to ask why your ISP or other webmail provider (as appropriate) didn't filter out the email as spam, assuming that's what it is.
Many email providers do filtering and it is often very good. But it too is not 100% effective. It may pass what is obviously SPAM to an experienced human reader or it may block legitimate messages. Such filters attempt to block as much SPAM as possible but at the same time avoid blocking too many legitimate messages, some of which may be very important to the recipient. To avoid the latter it must be somewhat conservative in what it blocks. Considering that these filtering programs lack the ability to understand email messages at even the most basic level it is a credit to the authors that they are able to perform as well as they do.
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01 Jan 2016   #15
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My ISP (Plus.net) marks what it thinks is a spam email by preceding its title with [SPAM] It sends the message so I don't miss any, but it alerts me.

Perhaps they couldflag any message whose "from" is a bank.
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