postal_receipt.exe email attachments may contain viruses

Hackers are surely instrumental in inventing new ways of implanting their malicious plots. For example, today they run a huge spam campaign associated with spreading malwares through infected email attachments. They prompt users to open these attachments, and when tricked victims obey these evil commands, the virus is implanted into the system, after being executed upon user’s command. Often many users today receive emails with suspicious attachment that is called postal_receipt.exe.

It should be mentioned that we’ve already published an article about similar way used by hackers to infect systems. This was when they developed a series of emails allegedly coming from the USPS (the United States Postal Service). It acted in the same manner, by the way. The email has the invented story about some postman coming to the door of user with the intention to hand-in some parcel. Due to the absence of user at home (which is also seriously doubted), the email says that user must come to the local post office and indicate certain postal receipt in order to claim the parcel. Thus, the user is instructed to open the attachment named postal_receipt.exe or postal_receipt.zip in order to find out the number of this receipt. The truth, however, is that this is a fake receipt, and when one opens this attachments (unzips it) the virus (trojan downloader) is actually brought to the computer. This virus downloader may bring any sort of malware into your system, sooner or later.

Be careful when you get such suspicious emails with postal_receipt.exe attachments. Keep in mind that these attachments might contain serious infections that are very dangerous for your system. Instead of opening (executing) them please scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer to remove all sorts of computer infections. Make sure you run scan with it on a regular basis to ensure maximum computer protection.

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