Antivirus capable of really cleaning virus emails from .mbx files

Posted on 2004-10-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-11

Hi there,

do you know about any antvirus that I can make scan an standard mailbox (.mbx) as for pocomail client and will clean up the mailbox in a effective way?

I don't mind if this has to be done while the email client is not running. I just wna tto be able to scan those files and remove the viruses permanetly.

Question by:demienx

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    Well I was doing some research and seemed to work pretty well with pocomail.  It also seems that norton along with panda does a fine job too. Good Luck I hope that helps some. I really like I use it in a real estate office and seem to have zero issues.

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    try avast, its free good, low resources usage and customizable, i use it for years i recommend it to all posts in EE regarding anti virus software. My pc runs for years never have a problem about it
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    Depending on how in depth you want go with this... I would recommend GFiMail Security: - This is more for larger networks.

    I know that you can have POCOMAIL scan with your choice of an external virus scanner when receiving file attachments. On that note, I would definitly and ONLY recommend either:

    Kaspersky - ( )
    "Kaspersky Anti-Virus is ICSA-certified and is well known for the unsurpassed depth of its object scanning, the high rate at which new virus signatures are released, and its unique heuristic technology that effectively neutralizes unknown viruses."

    I've been using Kaspersky for years now, it actually prevents you from being infected!

    However, if your looking for a free version I would recommend AVG. AVG is also a great virus scanner and as already mention free!

    AVG - ( )

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

    Good Luck Bro,

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    Great one and it works fantasticly. Problem is; sience it is connected to your outlook as plugin, any other thread dealling with outlook will block the software from scanning internal mail.

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    I am personally enamored with CA's eTrust AntiVirus -

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    Thought you might want to know the status on these products:

    My recommendation:

    PASSED Nov 2004  - Windows 2k3
    PASSED June 2004 - Windows XP

    PASSED Nov 2004  - Windows 2k3
    PASSED June 2004 - Windows XP

    Their Recommendations:

    PASSED Nov 2004 - Windows 2003
    FAILED June 2004 - Windows XP

    FAILED Nov 2004     - Windows 2k3
    PASSED June 2004  - Windows xp
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    From all of the list;
    I think you were looking for iMailZIP Antivirus solution made especially for *.mbx and compressed files inside *.mbx messages:


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    Thanks all for your replies and sorry for the lae of mine. Been out some time...

    The think i was looking is more like, as other antivirus may do better or not... my needs focus on the mbx files.

    Thanks all!

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