Top 5 most dangerous attachment types

May 23, 2019

Anti-spam

In this article we gathered 5 the most dangerous email attachment types. It’s a good thing they stay in the blocked list and not in your Inbox. Don’t know what’s a blocked list? Well, this means that you are not a Spamdrain user yet and you should definitely sign up here: 


https://spamdrain.com


So what stays there, in the blocked list? The most common file is the .PDF one. Your favorite newsletter, guide for some device or any other .pdf file you would like to download from the email message could be harmful to your device. Make sure the message containing the file is from the trusted source and double check before downloading it. 

The other one is a .ZIP file, the easiest way to pack a lot of files into one archive. Of course, one of the unpacked files could be from the bad guy, waiting for you to click on it. By the way, not just the .ZIP extension could be harmful. There is .7Z well known archive extension that could also contain phishing or any other harmful files. 

The next one is a Microsoft Office based file. The most popular are the .DOC or .XLSX extensions but it could also be any other Microsoft Office document based extension. 

We won’t be telling you how the opened software installs virus applications or how it tracks as much sensitive data as possible. We do not want you to remove the message once you found one of the mentioned extensions file. The main point of the article is to warn you once you see the suspicious attachment. Once you discover something wrong – proceed with caution and double check each click. 


The best way to secure yourself and your family is to refer to our recommendation from the beginning regarding sign up for Spamdrain. Our spamsters will do the rest. 


Thanks for reading!


Stay spam free 😉 

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