1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 20, 2012 4:59 PM by Hayton

    "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?

        • 1. Re: "Potentially dangerous download"
          Hayton

          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 https://www.virustotal.com/#url 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