[Esa-l]false positives on VirusProtection

Chris Edsall c.edsall at niwa.cri.nz
Tue May 22 19:46:42 PDT 2001


We appear to be getting quite a few MS Word .doc files rejected with high
scores because they get 99 points from the string VirusProtection. If we
save these out and open them on a machine with Norton AntiVirus and
current definitions, NAV doesn't complain and there don't appear to be any
malicious macros.

What is the danger from files that match this string?

Are we safe to comment that line out, or will it leave us open to some
other (extremely, judging from the score) nasty files?

Chris Edsall

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