Warum man den E-Mail Scanner der Antivirenprogramme nicht benötigt

25. Februar 2012 Kategorie: Security, geschrieben von: Maik

Für all jene Menschen, die immer noch der Meinung sind, sie müssten auf jeden Fall den E-Mail Scanner Ihrer Antivierenlösung aktiviert haben, möchte ich hier nun einen Artikel der Seite thundercloud.net veröffentlichen, durch den bestimmt einige Personen zum Nachdenken angeregt werden.

Artikel: Why You Don’t Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail

We will explain why we stand by this and why many experts stand by this as well. First, email is a just a file. A file like any other files. Email whether you read it or not, is stored on your hard drive. Malicious files attached to an email are located on your hard drive. To an anti-virus scanner it does not matter whether the offending file arrived by email, arrived by file-sharing,, or arrived by download. It is all the same to it. Any good up-to-date anti-virus will prevent you from opening a malicious worm or virus no matter how it arrived. Until and unless you click the attachment the virus or worm will not execute. And if you’re using Outlook Express, and you have kept it updated with the latest patches from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ it will not execute merely by looking at your email.

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