To Snag Mydoom, Update Virus Snaggers NASTYEXT (Nasty Extensions)

There is a new prolific virus named W32/Mydoom@MM, which is also known as W32.Novarg.A@mm and WORM_MIMAIL.R. It arrives as an attachment with the file extension .bat, .cmd, .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip. The default configuration of the Virus Snaggers Procmail recipes catch .exe, .pif, and .scr attachments but do not catch .bat, .cmd, and .zip attachments. I updated the Snagging Viruses section of my Procmail Quick Start so it now describes what you need to do to use the Virus Snaggers to
snag all these types of attachments.

Make sure that you heed all the warnings and read the Procmail discussion-group thread virus recipe for MyDoom, which includes discussion about .zip files and the likelihood of false positives (snagging a non-virus message).

Update: Dallman Ross released Virus Snaggers 1.4.1a on 28 January 2004.
Hashtag: #to-snag-mydo [?]

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