Complatency will get you everytime

Miguel Koren O'Brien de Lacy miguelk at KONSULTEX.COM.BR
Sat Apr 13 17:11:18 IST 2002


I assume this is a LAN at home?

To scan everything that that goes through your server you may want to look
into viralator and other solutions like it. You can find viralator at Another good package is "frox" (search for it
on which is an ftp proxy and has configure switches to scan
ftp traffic. A good place to start is


Gerry Doris wrote:

> As I mentioned in an earlier message I haven't been plagued with a
> virus/worm in quite a while.  I dropped several problem mailing lists.
> Others instituted scanning at the list server.  Once my Sophos trial
> ran out I switched to F-PROT.  I was beginning to wonder if it was even
> working...
> My daughter uses a windows host (she detests MSN Messenger
> etc).  I had an old Norton antivirus package on that system but it finally
> expired and I removed it.  Strangely, the system had been a little
> unstable and removing the Norton package made it rock solid.
> It only took 3 days for my daughter to infect that host.  She was sent an
> attachment via Yahoo mail that was infected.  Yahoo mail is web based and
> doesn't go through my mailserver.  It goes directly to the host.  Last
> night I casually installed McAfee's package and bang...7 worm hits in
> different directories (two unique worms).
> I sent one of the files to myself through my mail server and mailscanner
> with F-PROT immediately found the worm.
> I didn't even know she was using a web based mailer.  I thought all mail
> was screened coming through my server!!!
> Gerry
> --
> "The lyfe so short, the craft so long to learne"  Chaucer

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