Nowadays, due to malwares, viruses or ransomwares were sent via email with suspicious link or attachment. It will cause some unexpected and harmful effect, such as damage your system, steal your identity information, infects files on your hard disk and causing the attachment to be remailed to everyone in your address book.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. Ransom prices vary depending on the ransomware variant and the price or exchange rates of digital currencies. The attacks are typically carried out using a Trojan that is disguised as a legitimate file that the user is tricked into downloading or opening when it arrives as an email attachment.
But what you might not know is that viruses sneak in through the Microsoft Word files that you often receive via email. Your own documents could be an open door for viruses to wreak havoc on your computer. And in the end, computer viruses and other forms of malicious software (malware) cause billions of dollars in damage and untold anguish for victims of identity theft each year.
Hackers use a variety of ruses to persuade you to open a virus-infected Word file. They may:-
Spoof the address of a friend, a business or an old friend.
Pretend to be the sender of an important message from your bank, the IRS or a lottery you’ve won.
Downloadable into systems when users visit malicious or compromised websites.
Delivered as attachments from email
You may use these tips to avoid those viruses:-
Only open email attachments that are expected and that come from a trusted source.
Use Internet security software that automatically scans email attachments for viruses and other malicious software before opening them.
Delete any suspect messages without opening them.
Do not click on web links or download files sent through emails or instant messages by someone you don’t know.
Using cloud services could help mitigate ransomware infection.
Be wary of any file sent to you as an email attachment, even an innocent-looking Microsoft Word file. These files could contain viruses or other malicious software that might damage your system or steal your identity information. And always use Internet security programs to protect against viruses, spyware, rasomware and spam.
Please do contact our office/mobile phone number for helps and support. We are trying to avoid opening any form of attachments from email as much as possible.