If you receive an email with an attachment and you aren't sure what the attachment is or if it is safe, follow the steps below to scan the attachment.
- Download (save) the attachment to your computer (desktop or downloads folder).
- DO NOT double click on the file. Place your cursor on the attachment and RIGHT click on the filename. Scroll down the list and LEFT click on Scan for threats.
- McAfee Endpoint will scan the file for any threats and a window will pop up with the status. If the scan completes with no detections, the file is safe to open. If the scanner detects a virus, immediately permanently delete the file from your computer and alert the sender that the attachment is infected.