[Esd-l] viruses in zip files?

Michael Geier operations at cdmsports.com
Tue Jan 29 19:14:01 PST 2002

I posted earlier today concerning W32.Spester at mm

 From Symantec's page, you can create a fairly easy recipe for catching it.
Michael Geier
CDM Sports, Inc. - Systems Administrator
    email: operations at cdmsports.com

Quoting "John D. Hardin" <jhardin at impsec.org>:

> 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.
> --
>  John Hardin KA7OHZ    ICQ#15735746    http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/
>  jhardin at impsec.org                       pgpk -a jhardin at wolfenet.com
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>  1024: 0xB8732E79 - 2D8C 34F4 6411 F507 136C  AF76 D822 E6E6 B873 2E79
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