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Common Virus Extensions

If you receive an email attachment with any of the following file extensions at the end you should take a closer look at it before you open it. At the very least make sure it is not on our list of known viruses and make sure you are running Norton Antivirus. The best rule to follow is if you are not absolutely sure it is safe, don't open it. Following is a list of file extensions that often have viruses in the, the extension of a file refers to the last three letters after the period in the file name (i.e. the file word.doc has the file extension of .doc). 

    Note: Not all viruses have extensions of these types. This is just a list of common types.

 

.Trojan
.scr
.vbs
.pif
.hta
.reg
.bat

 

Common Virus Attachment Names

If you receive any of the following attachments in an email they likely contain a virus and should be deleted. 

    Note: This is not a list of all the virus attachments in existence. It is simply a list of common names. 
    New viruses are created all the time and old ones are regularly adapted.

 

Matrix Virus

I_wanna_see_you.txt.pif
Matrix_screen_saver.scr
Love_letter_for_you.txt.pif
New_playboy_screen_saver.scr
Bill_gates_piece.jpg.pif
Tiazinha.jpg.pif
Feiticeira_nua.jpg.pif
Geocities_free_sites.txt.pif
New_napster_site.txt.pif
Metallica_song.mp3.pif
Anti_cih.exe
Internet_security_forum.doc.pif
Alanis_screen_saver.scr
Reader_digest_letter.txt.pif
Win_$100_now.doc.pif
Is_linux_good_enough!.txt.pif
Qi_test.exe
Avp_updates.exe
Seicho_no_ie.exe
You_are_fat!.txt.pif
Free_xxx_sites.txt.pif
I_am_sorry.doc.pif
Me_nude.avi.pif
Sorry_about_yesterday.doc.pif
Protect_your_credit.html.pif
Jimi_hendrix.mp3.pif
Hanson.scr
F___ing_with_dogs.scr
Matrix_2_is_out.scr
Zipped_files.exe
Blink_182.mp3.pif

Romeo and Juliet Virus

XJULIET.CHM
XROMEO.EXE

Anna Kournikova Virus

AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs

Hybris Virus

anpo porn(.scr
atchim.exe
branca de neve.scr
dunga.scr
dwarf4you.exe
enano porno.exe
joke.exe
midgets.scr
sexy virgin.scr

Navidad

Navidad.exe

 

 

 

    

 

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