[vip_students] Re: Avast Potential Threat

  • From: "Flor Lynch" <florlync@xxxxxx>
  • To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 16:14:03 +0100

That's what's known as a 'false positive' - when an antivirus program, or 
anything else in that line - anti-spyware, anti-malware, etc., - detects 
something it thinks *might* be suspicious.  .MHT files are no problem - 
email archived link to  an htm page, I think.  At any rate, when I opened 
the attachment, my antivirus program - Nod32 - didn't cry out in protest. 
(Nor should it have, as I know that Web page well: an upstanding page as 
ever you'll find anywhere.)  BTW, there may be a way to cut down on 
potentially false warnings; but not using Avast I must lleave that aside.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:43 AM
Subject: [vip_students] Re: Avast Potential Threat

Thank you Paul.  There was no problem that time with the e-mail coming. 
Would be interesting to know if anyone else had the warning since starting 
with Avast.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Paul Halligan
  To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:36 AM
  Subject: [vip_students] Re: Avast Potential Threat

  hi Eleanor
  don't know what happened with that earlier e mail , avast regarding 
suspicious link, probably just didn't recognize  the file extension it and 
  anyway have accessed the site so here is the link copied from the address 
  Paul h
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Eleanor Burke
    To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 10:54 AM
    Subject: [vip_students] Avast Potential Threat

    I had 3 e-mails this morning on the list from Paul Halligan.  My new 
Avast advised me to delete as they were a potential virus threat due to 
suspious file extension.  I am sorry Paul but I did this.  If you would like 
to send again if there is anything that you feel might interest or apply to 
me that is fine.  Wonder if anyone else had this problem with your e-mails 
since installing Avast.  In all the time I used AVG 7.5 or any version I 
never got a message like this so Avast must be good but I hope it is not 
picking up things which are not threats.




    No virus found in this incoming message.
    Checked by AVG.
    Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 269.24.0/1459 - Release Date: 
21/05/2008 17:34

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