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Buyer - Virus sender


#1

Hi, everyone! I want to warn you about buyer (fiverr doesn’t allow type his name)

He or she sent me compressed folder with a sample reference work as he/she said. When I opened a folder my antivirus gone crazy and my hardware was crushed. So I spent 2 days trying to fix my hardware and a lot of my works lost forever.

Be aware from suspect folders and messages!


#2

Please report user to customer service.

You need to edit your post and remove buyer’s name, as calling out users is not allowed.


#3

What type of file did he send you, an .exe file?


#4

Hmm I recently got a message from a buyer saying something like “Can you review the attached file for our requirements bullets and budget?” With a .doc attached. I responded something like “Can you please paste the contents here, there have been some viruses going around on attached files, so I just want to be extra careful.” Never heard a peep back. I wonder if I should report or not. I could open up one of my VMs and download the file there and upload to virustotal though.


#5

I was faced this same problems


#6

Yes, it was exe file with PDF icon. I didn’t pay attention for file’s extension and tried to open it…