I got an email this morning telling me that I had received an "e-greeting card". I was instructed to either click on the link, or cut and paste the address into my web browser. Closer scrutiny of the initial email made me suspicious:
It had been addressed to "dear friend", not to me by name.
It didn't say who was sending the e-card.
The address was weird. [http://faunarium*dot*net*slash*e-card*dot*exe] (here rendered barely readable by a person, but not an actual link)
The last virus I got was from an exe file.
Jerry looked at it, and said it doesn't look like the typical e-card announcement, and it's probably not from anyone I know. He looked at just the "Faunarium*dot*net" address, and found it appeared to be dog-related, but in another language (Russian, maybe?)
Anyway, I'm not going to open the e-card. And just on the outside chance this was a legitimate message from a "real person", I apologize for my paranoia. I just feel I have to be careful.