I've just received two emails from unknown people that contain exactly the subject (part of my address), same text (just my name and address) and a .PNG attachment.
According to many sites, .PNG are harmless, but in other sites they link them with trojans. I ran it through the McAfee scan and it found no issue.
However, I don't believe that two emails from unknowns in a clearly automated format are harmless. I'd like to refer them to somewhere for further verification (and probably improvement of the scanner). Is there somewhere at McAfee that I can send them?
If that doesn't exist, does anyone know of a way to safely open them with no chance of something ferreting around for data or causing other mayhem.
You can send it up to McAfee for further analysis and/or upload it to VirusTotal where is will analysed by all the major antivirus engines.
Send a file to Avert Labs for analysis:
Email file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When submitting samples via E-mail all samples must be packaged in a .ZIP file. When creating this .ZIP file, it is important to understand that the .ZIP can be no more than 3 megabytes in size and can contain no more than 30 files. Additionally, any .ZIP file created must be password-protected using the password "infected" (minus the ""). Failure to follow these guidelines will cause your submission to be rejected.