I also have the Outlook patch installed, not on all users yet and it works great. However, we have two levels of antivirus software. On our Exchange Server we have installed a software called Panda and it works well. So far. We used to have CA's InoculateIT but it let viruses in. On the desktops we have Norton 7.6. But, the Panda software is catching everything. -----Original Message----- From: Walkowiak, Matt [mailto:Matt.Walkowiak@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 2:33 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Outlook and Antivirus software. http://www.MSExchange.org/ - Re-Vamped! The best thing I ever implemented was the Outlook patch that killed any attachment with a program extension. It blocks the ability for Outlook 2000 to download the attachment. Can't turn it off at all. It doesn't delete it, so the user can use OE or OWA to get it if they want. When I first installed the patch, I was working at a development/hosting provider - if you have ever had to support developers, they are the WORST. They usually have a "dangerous" amount of knowledge and their computers are more complex than a 4 node active/active SQL cluster. They also tend to download more crap than <insert joke here>. Anyway, I pretty much forced this change on them, and after a few days of complaining about not being able to send .vbs files around the Internet, they were OK with it. They got used to either zipping the file up or changing the name of the file before they sent it. After everyone had this software installed, I didn't even care about getting the virus software updated for 2 reasons. One, 95% of all the viruses I cared about were coming thru on e-mail and attacking Outlook clients, and two, any new virus that is spreading like wildfire wouldn't get caught by anti-virus anyway because it's too new. BUT to answer your question, I am using Norton AntiVirus 7.6 for Corporate - has an Exchange/Outlook component for the client. You can also get software that gets installed directly onto the Exchange server, but im not sure if I trust that fully yet. Matt Walkowiak -----Original Message----- From: Jerry Moore [mailto:jmoore@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 1:17 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] Outlook and Antivirus software. http://www.MSExchange.org/ - Re-Vamped! Hello Everyone, I have 2 Win2K/Citrix servers that are running Outlook 2000 and some other apps. Our current email system is POP3 and I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for providing antivirus protection at the Outlook level as the email is being downloaded? Could I build an email gateway to pull the mail down and scan it before it gets to my servers? Thanks. Jerry Moore DataFlow ------------------------------------------------------ You are currently subscribed to this MSExchange.org Discussion List as: matt.walkowiak@xxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe send a blank email to $subst('Email.Unsub') ------------------------------------------------------ You are currently subscribed to this MSExchange.org Discussion List as: delias@xxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe send a blank email to $subst('Email.Unsub') *********************************************************** The information supplied in this message may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, the sender does not intend delivery to you to waive any privilege or right pertaining to this message. If you have received this message in error, please immediately notify the sender by return e-mail, and delete the errant message. Thank you.