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Attachment in outgoing email has virus?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by nopeeking, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. nopeeking

    nopeeking Thread Starter

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    Hotmail detected a virus in a file I was trying to attach to an email. I have had this file in my computer for a couple years now, and my antivirus program (AVG) has never detected it. I did not try to delete this file yet. Any suggestions? Could this be a misdiagnosis by Hotmail virus scanner?
     
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    Did Hotmail tell you the name of the virus?
     
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    I have kept this file and decided yesterday to attach it to an email to myself, and lo and behold, no virus was detected. :confused: So I guess it was a false diagnosis on the part of Hotmail??

    Yes, I've used the online scan a couple times. Takes ages though, since I'm on a dialup connection. :rolleyes:

    Thanks anyway.
     
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