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Re: NEVER open attachments
From: Dave Sherohman <esper () sherohman org>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 10:05:50 -0600
On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 02:09:02PM +0100, misiu_ () gmx de wrote:
Save the Attachement first, the Virusscanner scanns on access.
You don't open it, but if it has an virus the scanner will trigger.
I do it like this!
Of course, this isn't foolproof unless you have a scanner which can
reliably detect unknown viruses and trojans... Else Nico could have
a field day with you by sending a custom-crafted (i.e., isn't in your
virus definitions and never will be) executable which wipes your hard
drive when run.
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