Hotmail Virus Checker?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Moonwraith, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    Hey all,

    Weren't sure where to post..

    But someone's sent me a .doc over hotmail, and it's picked it up as avirus.. and i know for a fact that it isn't! :( Anyone know of away to bypass their damn virus checker?

    This is parts of cswk i've got to hand in i'd done on his pc and he can't send again as he's now left the country!

    Any ideas? :(

    -Wraith
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    try opening the mail again.
    it's happened to me before when i sent myself a piece of coursework for uni.
    opened it 2nd time and everything was fine.
     
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  3. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    Name of Filechem.docVirus Scan Result[​IMG] Unknown virus scanner failure Virus FoundNote: There is no cure available for the virus on the file chem.doc

    It is not possible to download files from Hotmail that contain incurable viruses. Contact the originator of the file, inform them that the file contains a virus, and ask them to send a virus-free version of the file.
     
  4. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    Hey wait a minute, one's worked... you might be a genious
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    oooh. probably need to get it sent over again in a zip file or something.
    or try outlook

    EDIT: It worked? :)
     
  6. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    It's a silly bug. Co-worker dealt with it same way Ming suggested. I just synched up Outlook 2003 with hottie - Norton scans the emails on their way in.
     
  7. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Try forwarding it to another email mail account
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    You can't do anything if hotmail says there's a virus. Can't download nor forward. The only thing you can try is to close mail and open it again and hope that it'll allow you to download the file the 2nd time... or 3rd.
     
  9. Moonwraith

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    worked 3rd time for 1/3 files.. the other two almost worked.. then hotmail went all gay and crapped on my bandwidth.
     
  10. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Hotmail = teh geh

    @msn = goot
     
  11. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I had to rename files to .txt extention then change it back ofter i saved it, only way to get the file past hotmail.