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From what I understand an .scr is pretty much an .exe. I would think it is the extention of choice for virus writers since you can't send .exe's though e-mail.
However, if you use an uncommon mail program, an uncommon OS, and maybe an uncommon architecture, there isn't much chance you could be infected or spread it on to other people. There is a chance, though. Don't throw caution to the wind.
After i opend the attachments it was caught by norton antivirus cuz yahoo uses norton before you can actually download the file then you are given the option of downloading the files. I didnt download them but I am curious if they could be usefull in the future. LOL Just kidding
OOHHH i know how i received these. I just rememberd i had to use my Email address to put an ad online for something i was selling last week, thats probably how my email address was found. It dosnt really matter though. I dont use email on my Windows box.
It would be safe if it would open. But it won't. Linux does not reconize .scr unless you do it through WINE. But if you did it through wine you'd infect wine with the virus (and it may affect wines performance, and the LINUX systems performance if wine is running at the time.)
Point being, why would you want to open one if you know its a virus.
Heh. You think it may be a legitimate screensaver or something?