Avast Virus warning

  hawthorn59 18:11 15 May 2007


Ive got 2 virus warnings in the past 2 days from Avast, as my email came in. I doubt if they were real, they just said "Suspicious Subject of message". Both messages were genuine, from 2 brides-to-be enquiring about my choir for their wedding!

They had left the subject line blank in the messages.

As i use Mailwasher Pro I was able to read the messages before they downloaded, so i deleted them then. They were legitimate messages, and there were no attachments.

I wonder what is going on?


  Taff™ 08:54 16 May 2007

"They had left the subject line blank in the messages." - that`s why Avast picked them up as suspicious. Send yourself a message without a subject line and Avast will do the same.

  hawthorn59 19:24 16 May 2007

Thanks for that. God i often do that! is there a way to bypass that check in Avast?

  Taff™ 19:33 16 May 2007

No - Spammers and the like often forget to put a subject line in their e-mails. Fortunately Avast! picks that up and marks it accordingly. Most e-mail clients (Outlook or Outlook Express & probably the rest as well) warn you that there is no "Subject Line" before the e-mail is sent. You like me just click away!

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