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#1 BIC

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:44 PM

Hello, Recently I sent out an email with a Word attachment. It bounced back from the recipient saying that my message was quarantined and had a "fragmentedmessage virus". I tried to send it to 3 other people and same thing, bunch of jumbles and stuff added to the Subject line of the email that I didn't write.

I scanned it with Mcafee and a few other online scanners that I found here, Panda etc, there's a list of them floating around here. They all come back w nothing.

Any idea what "fragmentedmessage virus" means and what I can do about it?

Thank you kindly !!!

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

Hello BIC,

In order to assist you, we need a bit more information.

What is your operating system: Vista, Windows XP, etc.?

How were you sending the e-mail? Were you using webmail or an e-mail client such as Thunderbird, Outlook, etc. If a client, which one?

I'm assuming the "Word" attachment was a document created in MS Word. Is this correct? If so, which version of Word?

Did you try scanning the attachment itself?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:42 AM

Hello Orange Blossom, thanks for your reply but I have discovered the problem. I was trying to send a large file (about 65Mgs), my Outlook wouldn't send it and so I contacted my ISP to ask about it. They took control of my computer and changed a setting where messages >20k are broken up. So when I sent my doc of about 50K in size it was getting broken up; thus the "fragmented message virus". Can't say I'm overly impressed with Microsoft though, don't understand why Exchange can't recognize a setting change from it's own software, and causes all kinds of trouble by calling it a Virus !!!!

Thanks again.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:40 AM

Microsoft Antigen

Antigen provides a variety of reports designed to help administrators analyze the state and performance statistics of the Antigen services through the Administrator interface. The Incidents database (Incidents.mdb) stores all virus and filter detections for a Microsoft Exchange Server, regardless of which scan job caught the infection or performed the filtering.

Chapter 19 - Reporting and statistics overview (scroll down to read about FragmentedMessage).

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