Antivirus Spam

Here’s a nice rant about the spam that most antivirus systems indiscriminantly send out when they intercept an e-mail worm. Like the author, I’ve received many times more bogus “you are infected with [insert favorite worm name here]” messages than I do actual copies of the worm! Since it’s common knowledge the From: address of such worms’ messages are forged, and the AV companies certainly know this, these “warnings” are little more than spam hawking their particular AV “solutions”.

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