Re: Running program files on XP with non-executable extension?

From: Flash Gordon (
Date: 11/05/05

Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 00:46:03 +0000

Leythos wrote:
> In article <>,
> says...
>>As I said, I've been in the vx side for many years. I'm well versed on
>>both aspects of it, from antivirus perspective as well as vx
>>perspective. I'm not giving my opinion per say, I'm giving that of the
>>general consensus of both the Av and Vx side of things.
> That's great for them and you - not being snide here, but, as I said
> before, never seen a false positive on more than 1500 systems, and we'll
> continue to use it scanning all files on access.

It may be rare, but it does happen.
I've actually seen a tarball from Cygwin be reported as a virus.

Having said that, on corporate machine I would generally set it to scan
all files myself.

Flash Gordon
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