Re: A question about virus scanning of client email files
- From: adykes@xxxxxxxxx (Al Dykes)
- Date: 2 Aug 2006 08:27:35 -0400
In article <e1suc2t9v8r5cmam0dud4472ncpnb1lf34@xxxxxxx>,
Art <null@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 1 Aug 2006 09:42:10 -0400, adykes@xxxxxxxxx (Al Dykes) wrote:
What happens in this scenario:
1. I have a good AV program that is at latest updates. It filters
email, message by message as they come in from a pop server.
2. I get an email message with an attachemnt that has a virus that is
not yet recognized by the AV program. It passes.
3. The message is appended to my TB Inbox, which is a huge file
with *ALL* my mail, including attachments.
4. My AV vendor discovers the virus and adds it to the next update.
5. My AV product does it's daily or weekly full system scan,
discovers the virus in the file that is my Inbox file.
If I ask the AV product to delete or quarantine the bug, can the AV
product parse the Inbox and just delete the infected attachment or
does it delete the file, and all my mail.
Not likely. The safe way to handle email attackments is to dispense
with them one way or another immediately. All unsolicted attackments
should be deleted right off the bat. Others should be Saved to a
Now, can someone answer my question :-)
a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m
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