Getting DOS Attack errors

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Thu Oct 16 19:04:10 IST 2003

Hello All

We have a fellow that is trying to send an email to one of our members
that contains a zipped attachment. It is named simply enough DISK2.ZIP
contained in the zip file is an update to a program that one of our
members uses.

We are getting the following error when the attachment is scanned:

Warning: This message has had one or more attachments removed
Warning: (the entire message).
Warning: Please read the "VirusWarning.txt" attachment(s) for more

This is a message from the E-Mail Virus Protection Service
The original e-mail attachment "the entire message"
was believed to be infected by a virus and has been replaced by this

At Thu Oct 16 11:51:52 2003 the virus scanner said:
   Denial of Service attack in message!

The following e-mail messages were found to have viruses in them:

    Sender: someguy at
IP Address:
 Recipient: anotherguy at
   Subject: Capitol Systems
 MessageID: h9BJfl2A017966
    Report: Denial of Service attack in message!


I have obtained a copy of the zip file and scanned it, it contains no
virus's. I have unzipped it and re-zipped but still get the same error. To
my knowledge this is the first time it has happened.

Thanks for any and all help


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