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Old 06-23-13, 01:27 PM
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friend clicked on one of those spam emails going around...

maybe youve seen them...they always seem like they are from a friend and have a really strange URL:

(obviously do not click this link - its just an example of how messed up the URLs always look)

i get these all the time and delete them immediately. but my (idiot) friend clicked on one and it took him to a weight loss advertisement. is that all they are? just ads? or does it unlock some sort of hidden virus when you goto that page?
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Old 06-23-13, 05:52 PM
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Re: friend clicked on one of those spam emails going around...

Who knows, it might and it might not. Also might give you a keylogger or most anything!
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Old 06-23-13, 06:25 PM
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Re: friend clicked on one of those spam emails going around...

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i get these all the time and delete them immediately. but my (idiot) friend clicked on one and it took him to a weight loss advertisement. is that all they are? just ads? or does it unlock some sort of hidden virus when you goto that page?
It might just be an advertisement, or it might have been a page that installed a trojan.

It would probably be wise for your friend to do some malware scans.
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Old 06-23-13, 06:50 PM
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Re: friend clicked on one of those spam emails going around...

Tried this on a couple virtual machines. It didn't have any affect on the Windows box, but it wiped all the data on the OSX box.
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