MyDoom and McAfee AV

  Boluwd 18:53 13 Feb 2004

My Missus has been getting several emails which are clearly MyDoom carriers (strange sender name, tell tale subject heading etc).
However, I run a fully updated McAfee Virus Scan Professional edition but this does not warn me that the email is infected with the attachment. I am running XP Home and use Outlook Express. Is it because I never have the preview pane option open? Do the AV software require you to actually open the email so that it can be read first (without opening any attachments)? Sorry if this is a dull question!

  nick_j007 20:19 13 Feb 2004

I find that Norton AV will remove the virus first, but you are then able to open the email body. Though of course I don't do that...just bin them now.


  JIM 20:21 13 Feb 2004

not dumb but if you want to send them to my Missus i be gratefull :)

Just sending your thread to the top again.

  accord 21:26 13 Feb 2004

have you tried an online virus checker

[email protected]" title="[email protected]" TARGET="_new">click here

  accord 21:28 13 Feb 2004

dont know what went wrong with the click here bit but if you click on the blue w32.mydoom etc etc that takes you to the link.

  Gaz 25 23:11 13 Feb 2004

Panda software antivirus has an e-mail filter that stops them before they even get through and downloaded.

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