Threat Description

Other:​W32/Mail Bomb

Details

Aliases:Other:​W32/Mail Bomb, Other:​W32/Mail Bomb, mailbomb
Category:Malware
Type:Other
Platform:W32

Summary



A program that does not fall into any other category.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



F-Secure Anti-Virus can detect certain compressed/archive files that have a big compression ratio (for example 1 megabyte archive or compressed file that expands into tens of megabytes of data) as 'Mail Bomb'.

This does not mean that any infection was found in those files, it's just a warning.

If you have a file detected as Mail Bomb, please exclude it from scanning for both On-Access and On-Demand scanners of your F-Secure Anti-Virus.






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