NOD picking up viruses from Headers

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by 0pium_Dealer, Dec 26, 2005.

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  1. 0pium_Dealer

    0pium_Dealer Registered Member

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    Hi

    I've been using Thunderbird for my emails until recently. I now have Office 2003 SP2 installed, and one of the feature I noticed is Outlook's ability to allow you to download email headers instead of the whole message from the server.

    I was playing around with this feature the other day when NOD detected a virus. How did this happen?

    Isn't Outlook just downloading the subject heading from my emails rather than the whole thing?

    I thought NOD and all other AVs would only detect viruses when whole emails is being downloaded to your PC and not just the header...
     
  2. alglove

    alglove Registered Member

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    Some viruses actually try to hide by including themselves in malformed headers. It sounds like NOD32 caught one of these. :)
     
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