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ZoneAlarm quanantined attachments

by William Randall / October 26, 2004 2:13 PM PDT

I'm running WinXP PRO and the most recent version of free ZoneAlarm. I've noticed that it has quarantined 124 suspect email attachments.

Unless ZA is monitoring my email in Yahoo, there should be no bad attachments in my ISP email since I only get email from long time trusted family and friends.

Is there a way for me to take a look as what ZA is keeping from me for my own good?

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(NT) (NT) quarantined...
by William Randall / October 26, 2004 2:24 PM PDT
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Re: ZoneAlarm quanantined attachments
by Donna Buenaventura / October 26, 2004 5:05 PM PDT

William,

Here's what ZA labs forum admin wrote:

"ZoneAlarm's MailSafe feature detects e-mail attachments and alerts the user to their presence. When a potentially dangerous attachment is detected (POP3 and IMAP protocols), ZoneAlarm quarantines it by changing the extension so that it cannot be executed accidentally. For example, a file called SERVER.EXE will be renamed SERVER.ZL9 if you have chosen to quarantine files with the .EXE extension. (The file itself is NOT moved).

To open a quarantined attachment:
Quarantined attachments are not moved anywhere - they are still attached to the original email, with the new extension. When you double-click on the attachment, ZoneAlarm will verify whether or not you would like to open the attachment. You can choose to open the attachment, delete it, or to check further on the validity of the email and the attachment. Since most recent viruses and worms have spread via email attachments, it is very important to protect against them."

More in MailSafe and How It Works

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Re: ZoneAlarm quanantined attachments
by William Randall / October 26, 2004 5:47 PM PDT

Donna,

Thank you very much. Happy

I've saved your post for reference use later as needed.

William

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome William :)
by Donna Buenaventura / October 27, 2004 8:41 AM PDT
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