[Full-Disclosure] Re: WINDOWS XP: Idiot Engineering 101
nick at virus-l.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 26 09:59:44 GMT 2004
Feher Tamas <etomcat at freemail.hu> wrote:
> >take a look!!!
I know you probably think you are being helpful posting these incorrect
virus detection reports when folk post URLs to various pieces of
interesting software, but it woud be much more helpful were to point
out the silly errors in these "detections" rather than just posting
the reported malware names.
For example, the other day you told us that Kaspersky AV detected
"TrojanDropper.Win32.Delf.bw" in a file adjacent to one under
discussion, when in fact, that file is the toolkit used to build a
particular kind of dropped.
And now you tell us that some unnamed scanner (but to the expert eye
also almost certainly KAV again) has detected a Mimail dropper in a
file that certainly is not a Mimail dropper.
Don't you see how the more detailed versions of these stories are
likely more informative and helpful to the less virus-expert among
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