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Does PlusNets AntiVirus not look inside zips?

Grimbo
Grafter
Posts: 397
Registered: 23-05-2007

Does PlusNets AntiVirus not look inside zips?

I received a zip with a .scr virus inside....

Surely this should not have got through the virus checker!
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LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Does PlusNets AntiVirus not look inside zips?

As far as I thought, the PN virus filter does pick up on viruses hidden inside .zip files.

I have, on occasion, had a couple manage to get through, but generally I find the Virus Filter very reliable. Given that I used to get 100+ emails a day that were just viruses, and now I get 0. Just the Virus Alerting Service email which I setup to automatically get deleted.
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Does PlusNets AntiVirus not look inside zips?

Regardless of what PN provide, it's always ensuring your own anti-virus is upto the mark and can remove the latest e-mail viruses.
Grimbo
Grafter
Posts: 397
Registered: 23-05-2007

Does PlusNets AntiVirus not look inside zips?

Well lets just say that I wasn't about to install a screensaver I received from a stranger ;-)

Weird how it got through though... surely at the very least it should have been treat as a trojan!