[Esd-l] How do I display Virus Names

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Mon Jan 14 10:45:01 PST 2002

At 11:35 AM 1/14/2002, Simon Matthews wrote:

>The Sanitizer is intended to catch viruses in a generic manner -- it is not looking for specific viruses (as most PC virus scanners do), but rather looking for dangerous files that MIGHT contain a virus.
>In this way, it can catch viruses BEFORE they are recognized and BEFORE anti-virus software is updated to look for specific virus signatures.

True. But once the virus or worm has been recognized, it's reasonable to have
the sanitizer call it by name thereafter if it spots it. Hence my suggestion
for the "poisoned" file: to add an optional second field that can hold a
description of what was probably caught.


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