Getting DOS Attack errors

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Thu Oct 16 20:33:54 IST 2003


The file size is 860k and expands to 7.8mb


On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Kevin Spicer wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 19:04, MailScanner Mailbox wrote:
> >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.
> >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.
> For some reason this file (in its zipped state) is causing your virus
> scanner to time out.  Is it particularly large?  Does it expand to many
> times its original size when unzipped?
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