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    Request.doc virus

    Hello all

    Im not great with this stuff but here goes.
    I got a reply from a company that I had emailed, attached was a word doc.
    As it was a trusted sender I downloaded it and 365 attempted to open it. The 365 buffer thing just rolled and itseemed to fail to open.
    Today I got another email from the company saying there was a phishing scam and not to open any attachements (too late)
    Having just read up, it seems its the "request.doc" email which seems to use word to infect the PC with malware.

    Ran scans using bit defender and found nothing, will have I gotaway with this as 365 attempted to open it?
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    Re: Request.doc virus

    It's hard to say. If you still have the attachment (not that I'd recommend downloading it again if you've already got rid) you could upload to virustotal to see if it's likely infected.

    You could also run a scan with malwarebytes for a second opinion.

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    Re: Request.doc virus

    If 365 opens documents in protected mode and you didn't click the 'enable editing' type button then you are likely OK. But definitely run virus scans (multiple)

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    Re: Request.doc virus

    Its always a good idea to look at the e mail headers to see if the e mail really did originate from the e mail address that shows.
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    Re: Request.doc virus

    Downloaded Malwarebytes premium trial no threats found.

    With regards to headers and stuff, as far as I can see its a more complex threat in that it sends emails from an infrected host so they apppear genuine?

    https://community.spiceworks.com/top...in-email-chain
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    Re: Request.doc virus

    Quote Originally Posted by chrimbow View Post
    Downloaded Malwarebytes premium trial no threats found.

    With regards to headers and stuff, as far as I can see its a more complex threat in that it sends emails from an infrected host so they apppear genuine?

    https://community.spiceworks.com/top...in-email-chain
    Ah yes - just read that - thank you.

    I submitted a return to Companies House a while back - a week later I had a phishing e mail allegedly from Companies House, but looking at the headers, it clearly wasn't! Coincidence? Maybe, but I wondered if there was some compromise of the Companies House system.
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