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    JT Bagwell
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    My email account blocked an email because it had the following file attached to it: CRIMBO.exe

    Does anyone know what it is?

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    JT Bagwell

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    It is a program they want to run on your PC,generally with out your knowledge. Your anti virus did its job.

    Cheers

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    There are a number of references for CRIMBO.exe 1) its a driver or program for a Mita printer 2) a virus 3) some kind of program for "A Christmas Tale". As Basementgeek says, your e-mail program did its job, no matter what the content of an .exe program they are blocked because it's one of the more popular ways of spreading viruses. If the e-mail was from a friend, get them to zip the program and send it, when it arrives, you can scan it with your anti virus program before opening it.


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    Thank You both very much.

    JT Bagwell

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    It is a java christmas card, ie interactive christmas card.

    not harmfull at all.

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    It is a java christmas card, ie interactive christmas card.

    not harmfull at all.

    Rich
    With all due respect Rich you do not know that for certain. Yes a harmless xmas card is ONE possibility but there is plenty of evidence on the net to suggest it could be a virus (specifically bugbear-b).

    In general if you open an unknown/unexpected email attachment (especially .exe & .zip attachments) there is a high probablity that your machine will get infected. People used to say "unless it's from someone you know/trust" Unfortunately that advice no longer holds true because of zombie attacks & address spoofing. Better safe than sorry I say.