[SpamCop-List] Re: Banned from a virus
Stanley P. Miller
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed Feb 4 20:44:02 EST 2004
On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 16:08:28 -0500, ""AlphaCentauri
>It's also possible he/she is using a program like Mailwasher that looks
>at the spam before downloading it, and therefore, doesn't give his
>antiviral program a chance to work on it. Mailwasher is identifying
>Novarg about half the time; part of the problem is the ones that come as
>bounces may have so many lines preceding the actual virus that not
>enough is downloaded to trigger the "Probable Virus" tag. And not
>everyone is computer savvy to recognize the difference between a virus
>and base 64 code in a spam message.
Mailwasher does not interfere with your virus program in any way. It
only previews the message (in text mode) and allows you to delete it.
Once you have decided to not delete the message your mail client
downloads it in the normal manner and your anti-virus program can deal
with any problems.
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