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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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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