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The default configurations for McAfee Virus Scan and Norton Anti-Virus virus checkers do not check files in the RECYCLED folder that is used by the Windows Recycle Bin utility, which allows attackers to store malicious code without detection.
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Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Entry Created
20000208 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20000208)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(2) Cole, Wall
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(1) Baker
REVIEWING(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> ADDREF BID:956
   A followup post on Feb 8 by Paul L Schmehl claims that this
   would not work, because the anti-virus checkers would
   activate if the user attempts to execute the program.
 Frech> XF:win-trojan-detection-bypass
   Much earlier possible reference at NTBugtraq Mailing List, Wed, 22 Dec 1999
   20:37:43 -0800, "Bypass Virus Checking under 95/98/NT" at
 CHANGE> [Cole changed vote from REVIEWING to ACCEPT]
 Christey> NTBUGTRAQ:19991222 Bypass Virus Checking under 95/98/NT

Proposed (Legacy)
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