Antivirus Writers, Please Get a Clue

I’m getting more annoyed by email antivirus systems that send me a rejection for a Klez style email. They know it is Klez – don’t they know the sending address is spoofed?

Norton AntiVirus found a virus in an attachment you (XXXXX) sent to ZZZZ.

To ensure the recipient(s) are able to use the files you sent, perform a
virus scan on your computer, clean any infected files, then resend this

Attachment:  All.bat

Virus name: W32.Klez.H@mm

Action taken:  Clean failed : Quarantine succeeded :

File status:  Infected

Maybe it’s an end-user config thing, I don’t know. As it is, they simply help the virus writers by using up bandwidth and annoying me :-(.

I guess the latest virus going around could really a massively distributed DOS attack on microsoft’s support address. All it takes is a few of these antivirus installs …