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Scanning an Exchange server for a virus that spreads via email? What could go wrong?

heyrick Silver badge

Re: There is a little bit of me

especially if the default actions is "delete"

He must have been really new to virus scanning. People with experience know that there are such things as false positives which are more often than not important documents and critical Windows DLLs... as such the only sensible action is to quarantine suspect files to ensure you aren't about to nuke something important, and if it needs to go (of it's a real virus and not a "this code looks odd" heuristic), you know what to replace from the installation media before the machine gets itself into a bluescreen-at-boot state.

Never ever give an antivirus program the ability to automatically delete stuff...

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