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Virus Risk: Clicking on Hypertext

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Sun 3 Feb, 2013 04:11 pm
My understanding is that most data coming into my computer is first reviewed by my anti-virus or other software and effectively blocked.

I think an exception to that rule is if I download a file (especially one with an .exe extension).

My question is if I open an e-mail and then click hypertext within that e-mail, does my anti-virus software block any virus or other malware?
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Reply Sun 3 Feb, 2013 04:49 pm
@gollum,
gollum wrote:
I think an exception to that rule is if I download a file (especially one with an .exe extension).


Most antivirus packages specifically concentrate on files of this type if you enable "continuous protection" or whatever in the options.


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