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Khaight

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At work every fifth computer gets a Symantec pop-up that says It has quaranteened a .pif virus. Is there any way to isolate where it is coming from? We all have virus protection and are behind a firewall. What do we need in order to catch the source?
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ilago

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Hi Khaight

.pif is the file extension for Program Information File. These files contain executable code. It is usually associated with email viruses and is often part of a double extension on an attachment. For example a file could be called blahblah.txt.pif - to try and fool people into opening the file.

It would be difficult to track down the source of any virus - remember there are millions of computers out there. If Symantec is giving you alerts then it is finding them, which is what it's there for.
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