[Esd-l] viruses in zip files?

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Mon Jan 28 19:34:00 PST 2002

On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Simon Matthews wrote:

> I seem to recall reading that someone had spotted a virus being
> transported in a zip file. Are there any plans for the sanitizer
> to look inside zip files?

No. You have to unzip the virus and execute it to infect yourself, and
at that point your desktop antivirus software should catch it.

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