Silent Viruses update

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Feb 19 09:16:28 GMT 2004

At 08:20 19/02/2004, you wrote:
>Daniel Bird said:
> > Martin Sapsed wrote:
> >
> >> Anyone still maintaining a Silent Viruses list should add Tanx to it if
> >> they use Sophos. I think Symantec have put it in the Beagle family.
> >> Don't know about the others.
> >
> > Mcafee have it listed as W32/Netsky.b at MM.
> >
> > We just have added '@MM' to our list of silent viruses which I belive
> > should do the trick for all the mass mailing worms from now on..
> >
>I run 2 antivirus products, just for my own peace of mind, if I list, for
>example, @MM as a silent viruses, will MailScanner accept the virus as a
>silent one even if the second antivirus product doesn't use the same virus
>name (And therefore may not be listed as silent)?

It should treat it as silent if one of the "Silent Viruses" names appears
anywhere in the virus report. So the answer to your question is "yes".
Julian Field
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