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If I opened a personal AOL email on my work computer, and it possibly has a virus in it, would it affect my personal email account, or am I safe due to the work computer's virus protection?

Asked by jca (36054points) December 21st, 2011

I just opened an email from my work computer, received in my personal AOL account, that I found out might contain viruses. It’s the “Better Business Bureau” virus, which is a simple email that says something about customer service and it has “Better Business Bureau” letterhead, but it’s not really from the BBB.

I am wondering if, even though I opened this from my work computer that is loaded up with virus protection, firewall, etc., if it will affect my other AOL email or steal info from other AOL email (like bank statements emailed to me, for example).

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Brian1946's avatar

According to this report, as long as you don’t click on the COMPLAINT REPORT link in the email and delete it, it probably won’t infect anything.

XOIIO's avatar

if its in your email it’s anywhere you open your email. Why do you use AOL, god, switch to gmail.

pcdoctorwestchester's avatar

I believe that you should delete it and in the future, when you are uncertain about email messages, call the recipient by phone to see if he/she really sent that message to you or hover with your mouse the suspicious email and decide whether is the case to delete it or not.

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