cswiger at mac
Sep 10, 2008, 9:47 AM
Post #7 of 13
On Sep 10, 2008, at 9:41 AM, Carlos Williams wrote:
> Remove infected files. Be careful.
> Why is this dangerous or does it have a caveat warning?
It's got a caveat because it's going to delete anything which matches
it's signatures-- and even things with URLs which happen to trigger
the phishing heuristics, if you've got that option enabled. For the
case of container files like the mbox format, you'd rather delete
individual messages containing a virus rather than all of the messages
in that mbox file.
If possible, you should restore any virusized filed from backups and
then re-check to make sure you've cleaned up everything...
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