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Marteknet
Grafter
Posts: 577
Registered: 13-10-2007

anti virus ?

It seems that your anti-virus system isn't working correctly.

My system trapped an email that contains a virus :
The email attachment Text5546.exe within max.zip is infected with the Trojan.Lodear.B virus.

This was trapped using mailwasher and norton internet security. this email even had the following footer "-- This email has been verified as Virus free Virus Protection and more available at http://www.plus.net"

How often is your anti-virus updated.
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anti virus ?

Hi,

No! anti virus product is ever 100% perfect even the ones run by F9 or other ISP's, secondly perhaps the name of the so called virus gives the game away. If what you received was in fact a trojen infection then its NOT technically speaking a virus and tojens definately dont behave anything like viruses. Many AV products are utterly useless at detecting trojens including Norton products.

Trojens require dedicated scanners designed to catch them such as the excellent and highly rated trojen hunter http://www.misec.net/trojanhunter/

YES! mailwasher will flag up such stuff via its learning filter, even if it is the slightest bit doubtful.

Ivan
Marteknet
Grafter
Posts: 577
Registered: 13-10-2007

anti virus ?

Quote
Many AV products are utterly useless at detecting trojens including Norton products.

Trojens require dedicated scanners designed to catch them such as the excellent and highly rated trojen hunter http://www.misec.net/trojanhunter/

YES! mailwasher will flag up such stuff via its learning filter, even if it is the slightest bit doubtful.


Hi Ivan.

Thanks for your comments on this matter.

I guess you may like to re-think on your statements above, as it wasn't mailwasher that tipped me off about this Trojan, it was in fact Norton that flagged this to me.

Isn't F9's anti-virus detection software set up to scan attachments or zipped files ?. Surely if Norton can detect such threats then an ISP's anti-virus software should as well. Indeed I would say that because there is a large base of customers that depend on it. I would advise anyone NOT to be mislead and become complacent but to have a multi-layered setup as far as anti-virus and security goes.

Peter.