I forwarded an email to a friend who indicates his security software "Kaspersky" indicated a virus was present in the attachment. My AOL 9.5 with McAfee Security Center indicates it is checking email and attachments but did not provide any feedback/detection of problems with the attachment. The body of the email actually contained a cartoon figure and text so I never openned the attachment. As a rule of thumb I never open attachments anyway. However, with that said, I still have the email with attachment. Is there anyplace I can forward it and have it checked or should I assume Kaspersky is a better product? I've attached the suspect file which passes McAfee virus scan.
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Any anti-virus occasionally will detect something that another one doesn't. You can submit through Webimmune or use an email method, either way the file must be zipped and password-protected using the password "Infected" minus the "" of course.
Send a file to Avert Labs for analysis:
Email file to: email@example.com
When submitting samples via E-mail all samples must be packaged in a .ZIP file. When creating this .ZIP file, it is important to understand that the .ZIP can be no more than 3 megabytes in size and can contain no more than 30 files. Additionally, any .ZIP file created must be password-protected using the password "infected" (minus the ""). Failure to follow these guidelines will cause your submission to be rejected.
You will get an auto-response, then a manual one if further investigation has to be done.