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All of my attachments have an error alert saying Virus detected

Since yesterday all of my mail attachments have an error alert saying virus detected you may not open. These are attachements that I have used for month so I know there are no viruses. Please help urgently I need to used the attachments.

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Yahoo Mail is a Web-based email program that is provided for free by Yahoo.
Anyone can sign up for the service to send and receive emails from friends and family.
Yahoo places restrictions on the size and type of attachments that can be sent and received when using Yahoo Mail.
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If the virus scanning software detects a virus within an attachment, Yahoo will warn you and attempt to clean it.
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Attachments exceeding 25 megabytes will not attach to an email.
Multiple attachments that exceed 25 megabytes will also be blocked by Yahoo Mail.
Once your attachments reach 25 megabytes, you will no longer be able to add any additional attachments.
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It may appear that Yahoo is blocking your attachments if you have a slow dial-up connection because they may never appear to load.
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A 25 megabyte file could take over an hour to download with a 56K dial-up connection.
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Only certain file types can be sent using Yahoo Mail.
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2. Find attachments. The attached files are in the header section above the body of the email. The names of the attachments will appear as blue, active hyperlinks, taking on the actual saved file name given by the sender.
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