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Common file types used by malware as email attachment

    • Updated:
    • 11 Apr 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • Hosted Email Security 1.9.8
    • Hosted Email Security 2.0
    • InterScan Messaging Security Suite 7.1 Linux
    • InterScan Messaging Security Suite 7.1 Windows
    • ScanMail for Exchange 11.0
    • ScanMail for Exchange 12.0
    • ScanMail for IBM Domino 5.6 Linux
    • ScanMail for IBM Domino 5.6 Windows
    • Platform:
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 3 32-bit
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 4 32-bit
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 5 32-bit
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 6 32-bit
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Standard
Summary
Malwares, such as ZBOT, CRILOCK, and DUNIHI, arrive as an email attachment of spam messages. Learn the file types used in malware attacks and spam.
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Below are the file types that should be blocked or filtered:
File types used in malware-related spam:
  • EXE
  • SCR
  • PDF
  • VBS
  • RTF
  • DOC
  • XLS
File types used in targeted attack:
  • PDF
  • DOC
  • XLS
  • RTF
  • JPEG
  • ZIP
To block the email attachments containing malwares, follow the article Filtering and blocking email attachments using Trend Micro's Messaging products.
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Solution Id:
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