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Solved: Trojans attached to jpg's

Discussion in 'General Security' started by greenbean, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. greenbean

    greenbean Thread Starter

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    How do you know if a jpg has a trojan or virus attached to it? What about a jpg i created on my virus-free computer using my printer to scan and save it, and sent to a friend, and they say my attachment gave them a virus. Can this happen? If my computer is clean, how can a virus get attached to the jpg?
     
  2. oksteve

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    Very unlikely. Trojans and viruses tend to be installed in executable files.(.exe)

    If you scanned a photo,saved it on your computer and emailed it to a friend and your computer is 'clean' ! Then NO.

    Your friend has to look elsewhere for any infection they may have.
     
  3. greenbean

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    Thank you! :)
     
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