Can you get a virus from opening an email in Yahoo?
Emails you send or receive are mainly text or HTML documents. Opening an email is just like opening a text file or a web page using your web browser. A text file or web page will not affect your computer. It is safe to just open an email.
How do I know if my Yahoo email has a virus?
Create a new message and select the paperclip located in the bottom toolbar. Select the file you wish to scan, then select Open. Yahoo Mail tells you if it detects a virus within the file. If it detects no threat, the file is attached to the message, and a preview image appears.
How do I get rid of a virus on my Yahoo email?
How to Get Rid of a Virus in Yahoo! Mail
- Open Yahoo Mail. Use your Yahoo! user ID and password to sign in to Yahoo Mail.
- Find attachments. The attached files are in the header section above the body of the email.
- Initiate automatic virus scanning and cleaning.
- Wait and read results.
Can you get a virus from an email just by opening it?
Most viruses, Trojan horses, and worms are activated when you open an attachment or click a link contained in an email message. If your email client allows scripting, then it is possible to get a virus by simply opening a message.