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Mailman Virus Question

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by GeekPatrolMille, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. GeekPatrolMille

    GeekPatrolMille Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2004
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    McKinney, Texas, USA
    This is not critical...
    Over the past week, I have been reorganizing my backup strategy and now that it is complete, I modified my daily Virus Scan. I accidentally added my Server backup files in the Virus Scan path and to my surprise, a virus was found.

    I do not think this is anything to worry about but was curious if this is something which was installed by the addition of Mailman or if at sometime the were collected by Mailman...

    [/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/tests/msgs]# ls -la
    total 16
    drwxrwsr-x 2 mailman mailman 4096 Jun 5 2004 ./
    drwxrwsr-x 4 mailman mailman 4096 Jun 5 2004 ../
    -rw-r--r-- 1 mailman mailman 2793 Jun 5 2004 bad_01.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 mailman mailman 1438 Jun 5 2004 nimda.txt <- Reports to be Nimda Virus
    Can these be deleted without causing Mailman any issues. The only other thought I had was that Mailman might use these to test patterns within incoming messages. I just thought it was odd and wanted to know if they appear on other cPanel installs and/or if they should be left alone.


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