Macintosh compression formats

Hans Vallden hans at VALLDEN.COM
Sat Dec 29 20:26:04 GMT 2001

A quick look indicates that none of the MailScanner supported virus
checkers (Sophos, McAffee) support checking the compressed formats
most often used on Macs. I'm mainly talking about StuffIt (.sit,
.sea) compressed archives and BinHex encoding (.hqx).

Is this true? If so, are there any workarounds to this rather
significant problem (if you happen to have a lot of Macs to worry

Hans Vallden
hans at

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