Saturday, May 17, 2008
Have an annoying virus in your MB DB? send it for Microsoft for analysis :)
Pretty nifty, just send email to this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
To prepare an archive file that contains the files that you want to submit, follow the steps in the "How to prepare files for submission" section. Attach the archive file to the e-mail message. When you submit the file, make sure that you include the following data.
Your name, e-mail address, and telephone numberMicrosoft will send all responses to the e-mail address that you use to submit the files. When you submit the archive file, Microsoft processes the file and then sends a determination of the files that is based on the current Microsoft malicious software definitions. If it is necessary, adjust your incoming mail filters to make sure that you receive this message.
Sample typeIf the submission includes files that you believe were incorrectly determined to be malicious software, add the words "False Positive" to the e-mail Subject line. Otherwise, the files will be assumed to be malicious software.
Support case number (optional)A support case number is not required to submit files for analysis. However, if a support case is already open for this submission, you can include this case number on the message Subject line.
Other information to include
The names of any scan engines that you are using.
Forefront Security products that you are using. For example, these might include Forefront Security for Exchange Server or Forefront Security for SharePoint.
Platform information. For example, this might be Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, or another version of Windows.
Description of the virus activity.
How to prepare files for submission:
1.In Windows Explorer, open the folder that contains the suspected malicious software files.
2.Right-click a blank area in the window, point to New, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder.
3.Type malware.zip to name the new archive file, and then press ENTER.
4.Drop the suspected malicious software files into the archive file as you would drop them into a typical Windows folder.
5.Double-click the archive file.
6.On the File menu, click Add a Password.
7.In the Password box, type infected.
8.In the Confirm Password box, retype infected, and then click OK.