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RE: [suse-security] NAI on unix do not find actual virus
  • From: GarUlbricht7@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 02:49:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <4FEA53A2.007F051B.16F823AE@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
"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...

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> 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...

However, in this case i would suspect that SuSE
or one of the ISP's stripped out the virus,

IAE, i hope so ... if not maybe a re-install
would be a good idea --- especailly if your machine
is dual boot ...

There is also a Urban Lengend that the anti-virus people
update their dat files as soon as they hear of new virus --
just so people feel good --- however,in some cases it
may take them a while before they actually have a fix.

You might want to try again running your virus scan.


"Paranoia is heightened awareness."


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