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"Potentially dangerous download"

All of a sudden, whenver I try to open a .docx (MS  Word) email attachment, I get a "Potentially dangerous download" warning that states that the file contains a virus. What gives?

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Re: "Potentially dangerous download"

IE should check any download with Smartscreen Filter if you've got it enabled (and you should). Firefox checks all downloads for viruses. Google will warn you if a download is suspect. You don't say where the warning is coming from but I assume you mean it's a Mcafee warning not a browser warning?

Get a second opinion - go to and enter the URL where the file is coming from. See what it says.

Message was edited by: Hayton on 20/12/12 22:59:07 GMT
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