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06-Jun-2004, 06:16 AM #1
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Hi All.. This is something that must be new.. or new to me.. Has anyone every seen this before..

I got this message. and I do have Earthlink.. and have dial-up and the person sending the message IS someone I talk to daily..so that part is totally legit..

I dont' have symantac.. I use McAffee.. So this was interesting to find that Earthlink - has its' own virus blocker..


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EARTHLINK VIRUS BLOCKER MESSAGE STATUS
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MESSAGE QUARANTINED

Virus Detected: Container depth violation - scan incomplete.

Message Details:
From: "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: "Helene xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: FW: Do you know her?
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 07:04:44 -0400


EarthLink Virus Blocker has quarantined a message sent to
you because it contains a virus that cannot be removed or
disabled.

Quarantined messages are automatically deleted three days
after they are received.

To learn how to access quarantined messages, visit:

http://www.earthlink.net/myaccount/h...er/#quarantine


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06-Jun-2004, 08:53 AM #2
I believe Earthlink offers a service that uses Symantec (Norton's) antivirus for Earthlink users: https://store.earthlink.net/cgi-bin/...subtype=norton.
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06-Jun-2004, 12:46 PM #3
Hi Shadowcat..
thanks for the info. I just checked it out.. But the funny thing. I dont' pay for it. I have earthlink dial-up and the only other thing I have from earthink, is their accelerator.. and their pop up blocker..

I use McAfee. and I even did a search for symantac. and nothing came up.. So it's strange.. But I'm glad it caught - it before it came to my machine..

Thanks again.
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06-Jun-2004, 12:48 PM #4
Oh, forgot.. also have Earthlinks. spamanator activated..
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06-Jun-2004, 03:57 PM #5
This is a new service from Earthlink and they may be offering it "free" for now and charge later. I'm not sure. The office uses Earthlink, but I don't use their dial up software -- I don't need it and it slows down the computer unnecessarily (but there is nothing wrong with it).
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07-Jun-2004, 07:03 PM #6
Thanks.. As long as it's free...LOL.. I wouldnt' pay for it.. Cause I have McAfee..

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