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RE: [suse-security] NAI on unix do not find actual virus
  • From: "Tom Knight" <thomas.knight@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 11:34:13 -0000
  • Message-id: <ICELJOHAGNAFJPFMMBKOAEPPCEAA.thomas.knight@xxxxxxxxxx>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: GarUlbricht7@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:GarUlbricht7@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 10 March 2004 07:49
> To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [suse-security] NAI on unix do not find actual virus
>
>
> "Mrvka Andreas" <mrv@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > hi,
> >
> > i use the NAI product for my SuSE Linux 9 distribution.
> > VirusScan for Unix: with actual engine and Dat file...
>
> ----<text snipped>---
>
> > i copied the exe file out of the zip file and ran
> > the uvscan but nevertheless i was unsuccessful :-(
> >
>
> And you are unhappy ???
>
> My father has a saying:
>
> "Don't go looking for trouble,
> it will find you soon enough."
>
> Unless you have a test environment that is off the web,
> please don't go opening up stange files...
>

Indeed.

Looking at this again, you probably want to test using the eicar
test file, http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm. It's a
harmless text file that all AV software detecta as a virus.

No I won't send it to you - my mail server probably wouldn't
let it through!

Tom.


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