Joel Sutherland

Horrible Gmail Virus

I think gmail has been infected with a horrible virus.  It causes the interface to become useless for at least 30 seconds to a minute.  Basically, this is what happens:

  1. I open an email with a zip file as an attachment.
  2. I scroll down to download that attachment
  3. I cannot.  It says 'Scanning for viruses...'

At this point I can't download the file I want for as long as a minute sometimes!

For this to be acceptable, the viruses that are going around in these zip files must be terrible.  They must do things far more inconvenient than making me wait a minute to download a file I want.  They must also be capable of changing forms while still in a zip, because gmail runs its virus scan every time I go to get the same attachment.  Obviously once isn't enough.