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New to forum. Downloaded file iranair_312.zip by Mostafa Ayoobzadeh this evening. File has virus "VBS/Redlof@m".My virus scan detected it. If this is the wrong place to post this, please pass it on so others can be aware.Thanks, Frank

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File in question is iranair_a312.zip by Mustafa Ayoobzadeh. My anti virus software is McAffee which picked it up as virus VBS/Redlof@mwhen I tried to open the zip file.This file was posted on the "newest" file section dated 6-18-03.

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Just tried it. I can confirm it is infected. Norton intercepted it. Fitz

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Thanks, the file was removed. Here's what our virus-scanner had to say on the issue:Scan result : Archive contains file (folder.htt) infected with 'VBS_REDLOF.A-2' virusScan result : Archive contains file (Iran Air A310_203/texture/folder.htt) infected with 'VBS_REDLOF.A-2' virusScan result : Archive contains file (Iran Air A310_203/panel/folder.htt) infected with 'VBS_REDLOF.A-2' virusScan result : Archive contains file (Iran Air A310_203/sound/folder.htt) infected with 'VBS_REDLOF.A-2' virusScan result : Archive contains file (Iran Air A310_203/model/folder.htt) infected with 'VBS_REDLOF.A-2' virusThere was a small problem relating to the virus scanner too, which is why the virus was not detected on upload; this has been fixed. We have virus checked all other files in our Library as a result of this hiccup, and validate no other virus-laden files are available for download.Thanks once again for your vigilence.Regards,--M

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Hi Fitz,Thanks for stating your anti - virus also found it. Being new to this forum, I was surprised at the response to my post as to "Avsim Scans All It's Files". Hey, been a simmer for the past 10 years and never have I ever downloaded an infected file and I download alot from all the flightsim sites. I guess I will have to be more careful now and I'm grateful it was caught. Lesson here is never assume a flightsim site "Scans All It's Files".Thanks,Frank

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As Ken pointed out, and Matt verified, we do scan all uploaded files automatically. Matt indicates that something went wrong on this particular file and it escaped the dev/null routing that usually results with an infected file. We fixed the problem, and though there are never 100 percent guarantees in anything, our system does do a pretty good job.

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Avsim does a pretty good job considering the number of files they deal with. I have downloaded umpteen gazzilion (OK, maybe not that many) files from their library, with no problems. However, it does pay to be careful. Fitz

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