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[anti-spam-wg@localhost] Broken AV software

  • From: Patrik Wallstrom < >
  • Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 10:46:43 +0100
  • Organization: Foodfight Stockholm


I consider antivirus software in some respect quite annoying when they
have virus notifications on for the sender, where the sender address
obviously is faked. I have spoken to an AV vendor about this, and they
claim that they only supply the tools, and that it is up to the
administrator to do the right thing.

I can understand why an administrator wants to notify a virus infected
computer that they have been infected by a virus. But since almost all
new viruses are using faked sender addresses, this is becoming a huge
problem. When there is a big wave of a new virus, I get a lot of these
notifications, and I believe that the AV companies are responsible for

Is there any sound reason why these companies acts like this?


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