Getting a large attachment from someone you do not know is scary. Most of the time you should just trash it without opening it. With that being said, if you send a large attachment via email, then you better make sure that person trusts you. It would be just as scary for them to get a large attachment as it would be for you. The best way to avoid any confusion is to tell the person that you are sending a large attachment. This way, when they see it, they are not taken off guard by it. When we are talking about a large attachment, we could be talking about many different sizes. First of all, a virus can be sent in a very small file. So with that in mind, if you get even a small file from someone you do not know, it could still be infected. With the improvement of the internet and email sites, we can now send a large attachment as big as 2 GB. That means that someone could send you a game, and put the malware program right in side. This is why you should scan it no matter what the file size is. Do keep in mind, that even if someone sends you a virus, most of the time you have to open it to get infected. Most malware programs that get sent to your email as a large file are all zipped up and can not get out unless downloaded by you and released. So do not panic if you get a large attachment from someone you do not know. Choose if you want to delete it or scan it, but be sure you take the right steps to keep yourself from getting infected.
Email is a great thing, and it allows us to keep in contact with people we do not get to see that much. It can cost less than using the phone, so that is a positive thing. Because we can send a large attachment on our emails it is also a good way to share things with people, such as pictures of family and friends. Of course, when something good comes around, someone always tries to ruin it for everyone, and that is why people send these malware programs by email attachment. Just always think before opening an attachment and you will be safe. Email really is a great thing.