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VPOP3Protect 1.2

This program will work with any version of VPOP3, but the useful functionality is built into VPOP3 versions 3 or later, so it is generally not useful in recent versions of VPOP3, and itwill slow them down.

Protection Against Email Worms & Viruses

VPOP3PROTECT is a free utility which can be "plugged in" to VPOP3 to protect it against common email 'worms' and viruses.

VPOP3PROTECT is not a virus scanner, and should not be used to replace virus scanning on your network, but it can be used as a first line of defence against common viruses carried by email. The VPOP3PROTECT program checks the message subject and/or attachments for meaningful filenames and will send suspicious messages to a designated mailbox for manual checking.

Download VPOP3Protect free of charge.

The installation program will automatically insert VPOP3PROTECT into VPOP3 as an 'External Router' for VPOP3 versions 4 or earlier to scan all messages that VPOP3 downloads from ISP POP3 accounts. (In later versions of VPOP3 it needs to be manually configured in Settings -> Legacy Extensions.)

Currently VPOP3PROTECT checks for the following viruses (these are old viruses as VPOP3Protect hasn't been maintained for many years!):

  • W32/Prolin
  • Melissa
  • Happy99.exe
  • Worm.ExploreZip
  • Bubbleboy
  • LoveBug
  • VBS/Stages-A
  • VBS/Cod-A
  • VBS/Timo-A
  • W32/Bugfix
  • VBS/Funny-A
  • VBS/Funny-B
  • VBS/Funny-C
  • W32/Sonic-B
  • VBS/777-B
  • W32/Verona
  • W32/Hybris
  • VBS/Jean-A
  • W32/Navidad
  • W32/Music-D/E
  • W32/Prolin
  • W32/Xtc
  • VBS/Sheep-A
  • VBS/SST-A
  • VBS/SST-B
  • W32/Myba-A
  • VBS/Carnival-A
  • VBS/Malpoc-A
  • VBS/Vierika-A
  • W32/Naked
  • VBS/VBSWG-V
  • W32/Matcher
  • VBS/VBSWG-X
  • VBS/Hard-A
  • VBS/VBSWG-Z (Mawanella)
  • W32/Weather
  • W32/MissWorld
  • W32/Parrot-A
  • VBS/Quatro-A
  • VBS/Potok-A
  • W32/Petik-K
  • W32/Allgro-A
  • W32/Apost-A
  • W32/Nimda-A
  • W32/Nimda-B
  • W32/Vote-A
  • W32/Vote-B
  • W32/Toal-A
  • W32/Anset
  • W32/Yarik
  • W32/MyParty-A
  • W32/Zacker-C
  • VBS/Grate-B
  • W32/Maldal-F,G
  • W32/Shatrix-A
  • W32/Shoho-A
  • W32/Sheer-A
  • VBS/RTF-Senecs
  • W32/Lohack-A
  • JS/Gigger-A
  • W32/Aliz-A
  • W32/MyParty-A
  • WM97/Comical-A
  • W32/Rexli-A
  • W32/Yarner
  • VBS/Numgame-A
  • W32/Alcaul-E
  • W32/Yaha-A
  • W32/Yaha-B
  • VBS/Britney-A
  • W32/Sharp-A
  • W32/Gibe-A
  • W32/FBound-C
  • VBS/LoveLet-DO
  • W32/MyLife-B
  • W32/MyLife-C
  • W32/MyLife-D
  • W32/MyLife-E
  • W32/MyLife-F
  • W32/MyLife-G
  • W32/MyLife-H
  • W32/MyLife-J
  • W32/Porkis-A
  • W32/Cervivec-A
  • W32/Aplore-A
  • VBS/Chick-C
  • VBS/Chick-F
  • W32/Trilisa-A
  • VBS/VBSWG-AQ
  • W32/Enamany-B
  • Bat/Cup-A
  • W32/Frethem-Fam
  • W32/Chir-A

It can also optionally filter out any messages containing any 'Risky' attachments (these attachments are commonly used to carry email-borne viruses or worms, and are rarely used in legitimate messages). These attachments have filename extensions of ADE ADP BAS BAT CHM CMD COM CPL CRT EXE HLP HTA INF INS ISP JS JSE LNK MDB MDE MSC MSI MSP MST PCD PIF REG SCR SCT SHS URL VB VBE VBS WSC WSF WSH.