virus found ?

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at CIV.UTWENTE.NL
Tue Jun 10 07:51:28 IST 2003

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 16:44:40 -0700, you wrote:

>> No, but I've been getting bugbear since yesterday.  F-Prot is getting
>> and cleaning them.
>Why clean a virus infected email instead of just dumping it in the
>trash? (Or am I misunderstanding something?)

In the first place you possibly want the clean attachments to the
recipient. Particular when you have a false positive. Or when in a batch
of word-documents only one is infected.

In the second place you want the people to know you clean up for them.
Particular when you tell them that you will be able to clean 99%. When
they never see a tagged message they think they aren't getting any. When
they see a lot of cleaned messages they know that when they received 99
cleaned messages they could have recieved 1 uncleaned virus.

Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383,

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