Re: Running program files on XP with non-executable extension?
From: Flash Gordon (spam_at_flash-gordon.me.uk)
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 00:46:03 +0000
> In article <email@example.com>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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