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Re: Virus scanning non-structured emails

2004-07-09 07:42:34

Paul Smith writes:
Would you expect a virus scanner to detect the virus?

Yes. I remember a case where a virus scanner did not catch a virus, and let the message through to Outlook (Express?), whose mime parser was insufficiently fuzzy to see the binary attachment and let the computer be infected.

Should it try?

Yes. Anything else is irresponsible.