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               Not sure about that email attachment?
               Worried that a website seems suspicious?
               Want a second opinion for your Anti-virus?

Here is the answer

   VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs (Web Address) and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, Trojans, and all kinds of malware.

   E‑mail attachments are a primary source of virus infection. For example, you can receive an e‑mail, even from someone you know, with an attached file that is disguised as a document, photo, or program, but is actually a virus. If you open that file, the virus will infect your computer. You already have an Anti-virus program, however, virus writers often find new techniques to spread their malicious software, so you should still use caution when opening attachments. If you receive e‑mail attachments that you aren't expecting, consider sending a copy of the attachment to VirusTotal to be sure it's safe to open.

   Gmail automatically scans every attachment for viruses when an attachment is delivered to you, and again each time you open the message. Gmail also checks for viruses in attachments you send. This helps to protect everyone who uses Gmail, and prevents the spread of viruses. But what if you're not only using Gmail?

   Save a copy of this link to your desktop, then you will always have easy access to a second opinion.

   Please contact me with any questions, or to set up an appointment to protect your computer and your family.

George Rettich, Owner of Webspinner Computer Service. 604-318-1035

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