Another virus warning

I just received an e-mail alleging to be an United Parcel Service notification:

Dear customer.

The parcel was sent your home address.
And it will arrive within 7 business day.

More information and the tracking number are attached in document below.

Thank you.
© 1994-2011 United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

Attached was the file upsnotify.rar

It seems that rar files are being used by virus writers. A lot of anti-virus and spam filters block email messages with exes and scan zip files. So, the virus authors are trying to get around that by compressing an exe infected with a virus into a rar file.

Needless to say, don’t open any attachment if it’s from a source that you don’t trust. It appears that it may be some form of malware though.

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Posted 23/03/2011 by lacithedog in virus

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