List of File Extension
Recommended for Virus Scanning
WARNING - LIST MAY BE OUT-OF-DATE
AntiVirus Research Center
Virus Alert: Warning about Melissa Virus in RTF files
AND COMPLETE LIST OF RECOMMENDED FILE SUFFIXES TO SCAN
What we have confirmed a Word document infected by W97M.Melissa.A
with the file extension of "RTF" is being sent out to many users
These documents are not actually in RTF format files as the file
extension name suggests, but is actually a Word format file
that has had the file extension name renamed to "RTF".
If the antivirus software is not configured to scan the
"RTF" file extension, the virus will not be detected.
To protect yourself from this virus, Symantec AntiVirus
Research Center recommends to update the configuration
in Norton AntiVirus to include the "RTF" file extension
as well as the following file extensions in the
"Scanner" and "AutoProtect" options.
HOPEFULLY mostly complete List of File Extension Recommended
for Scanning - Note that this list is now OLD (use at your
386, ADT, ASP BIN, CBT, CLA, COM, CPL, CSC, DLL, DOC,
DOT, DRV, EXE, HTM, HTT, JPG, JS, MDB, MSO, OV?, PDF,
POT, PPT, RAR, RTF, SCR, SHS, SYS, VBS, XL? ZIP
However, there are always new problems with other file types.
I have my anti-virus programs scan ALL files
How to add RTF to your list of Program Files to be
scanned in NAV 95 and NAV NT:
1.Open Norton AntiVirus
2.Click the Options button. The Options dialog will appear.
3.Select the Scanner Tab.
4.Click the Select... button in the “What to scan” section.
Note: This button will be inactive (greyed out) if you have
the All Files radio button selected.
5.The Program File Extensions dialog will appear.
Click the New... button.
6.Type RTF in the resulting box and click OK.
7.Click OK in the Options dialog.
I RECOMMEND SCANNING ALL FILEs