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    blank email = 138K?

    I got one of those dodgy emails, the kind that usually have a virus. The file size was 138K, but there was no text in the actual email and no attachment showed.
    How can it be like that?
    Mama always said, keep your virus definitions up to date.

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    Did you view the source to see if there's any javascript in it?? Still wouldn't account for the size, have to be a lot of code, but it'd be a start.
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    Post the source, that'll at least give us somewhere to start ...
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    I recieved a blank email the other night that had a VB script virus in it. It was around 130k....

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    sorry, i deleted it. But i'll look out for another one.

    Looking on the symantec website it looks like it could be a VB script. Would the virus still work if the email was simply opened in Hotmail?
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    Was it on a POP e-mail account or some type of web based e-mail? You still might be able to recover it.

    <edit>Ooops, I think I had my question answered before I asked it...LOL sorry djhuk</edit>
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    138k is A LOT of code ... I'm thinking images size 0 ...
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    It was in junk mail on Hotmail
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    Originally posted here by djhuk
    I got one of those dodgy emails, the kind that usually have a virus. The file size was 138K, but there was no text in the actual email and no attachment showed.
    How can it be like that?
    I recieved some mails with the same size earlier.. It was either Klez or the Sircam virus I got (most likely Klez). It was funny that it was a blank email and not even a attachment showed up in my webmail..

    First when I forwarded the mail to my "normal" inbox did my virus scanner detect the virus as an attachment.

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    I get the same thing at least 40 times a day. It is almost always Klez.
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