How to get past too much protection?

Posted: 01-14-2008, 02:55 AM
So in Vista's ultimate wisdom, it decided that two songs a friend sent to me
through MSN are viruses. I tried to change the security setting as per the
instructions given to me but they didn't work and the songs appear to not be
anywhere at all. Any suggestions?

How to get past too much protection?


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Malke
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Re: How to get past too much protection?
Posted: 01-14-2008, 12:48 PM
rageofpaige wrote:
> So in Vista's ultimate wisdom, it decided that two songs a friend sent to me
> through MSN are viruses. I tried to change the security setting as per the
> instructions given to me but they didn't work and the songs appear to not be
> anywhere at all. Any suggestions?
This was done by your antivirus program, not by your operating system
(Vista). Perhaps the songs really *were* viruses. Look in your antivirus
program's log to see what it thought the songs were. What "security
settings" were you told to change? Otherwise, ask your friend to send
the songs again.


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Re: How to get past too much protection?
Posted: 01-14-2008, 03:13 PM
your virus program labeled them as virus,.
check the virus program and look into its VAULT where it stores items it has quarantined.



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"rageofpaige" <rageofpaige@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:69B87A24-18B1-4D8B-BA17-7379347F949F@microsoft.com...
So in Vista's ultimate wisdom, it decided that two songs a friend sent to me
through MSN are viruses. I tried to change the security setting as per the
instructions given to me but they didn't work and the songs appear to not be
anywhere at all. Any suggestions?
Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: How to get past too much protection?
Posted: 01-14-2008, 03:48 PM
On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 18:55:00 -0800, rageofpaige
<rageofpaige@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> So in Vista's ultimate wisdom, it decided that two songs a friend sent to me
> through MSN are viruses. I tried to change the security setting as per the
> instructions given to me but they didn't work and the songs appear to not be
> anywhere at all. Any suggestions?

Vista has *no* ability to determine that any file is a virus. You are
probably running an anti-virus program that told you this.

Although it's possible that the anti-virus program could be wrong and
it's a false positive, you should consider the distinct possibility
that the files *do* contain viruses. I'm not suggesting that your
friend sent you viruses on purpose, but if he's infected and doesn't
realize it, anything he sends out could contain a virus. That's why
it's so dangerous to open E-mail attachments, regardless of who they
come from.




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Gerald3092
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Re: How to get past too much protection?
Posted: 01-19-2008, 02:28 PM
How do you know it is not malware infected ? SEE

Trojans exploit Windows DRM loophole | The Register....Virus writers have
subverted digital rights management features in Windows Media Player to
spread Trojans and other malware. License-protected movie (.wmv) ...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/13/drm_trojan/



"rageofpaige" <rageofpaige@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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So in Vista's ultimate wisdom, it decided that two songs a friend sent to me
through MSN are viruses. I tried to change the security setting as per the
instructions given to me but they didn't work and the songs appear to not
be
anywhere at all. Any suggestions?

rageofpaige
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Re: How to get past too much protection?
Posted: 01-31-2008, 03:50 AM

I don't have an antivirus program, so I'm thinking that's not it. It just
happened again with another file. The alert says that windows thinks the file
may be a virus.
 
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