Notification Message

2002-05-18
2002-05-18
  • David White
    David White
    2002-05-18

    I agree with the sentiments expressed by this article:

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=70&e=3&cid=70&u=/cn/20020518/tc_cn/are_you_the_klez_monster_

    For the last few weeks, I've been handling both clients who are Klez-infected, and those who aren't infected but have gotten a message from Amavis that tells them they probably are.  Maybe the notice(s) Amavis sends out should be updated?

    Here's what I'm using now:
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                               V I R U S  A L E R T

    This automated message is to let you know that our virus scanner
    found the

            EICAR_Test_File

    virus(es) in an e-mail that seems to be from you, addressed to the
    following recipient(s):

            <somebody@example.com>

    Many viruses, once they infect your computer, will automatically send
    virus-infected e-mail messages to random recipients using your e-mail
    addresses.  However, certain viruses (such as "Klez") may send e-mail
    messages that *appear* to be from you, but in fact come from someone
    else.  So it is possible that your machine is not virus-infected.

    Please check your system for viruses, or ask your system administrator
    to do so.  If you do not have an anti-virus program, consider
    downloading a free program like AVG (http://www.grisoft.com/) or
    purchasing a program such as Norton AntiVirus (http://www.symantec.com/nav/)
    or McAfee VirusScan (http://www.mcafee.com/).

    Thank you.