----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <email@example.com>
To: "carl seyersdahl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Jim Smith"
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [AMPS] about one of the latest v's
> V-i-r-u-s software is ONLY as good as the v-i-r-u-s definitions it
> If a new V strikes your machine and you don't have the latest definitions
> loaded, then it will do nothing to stop it. In the same way, if the V is
> brand new and Symantec or any of the other folks haven't written a
> algorithm for it, nothing will stop it. Usually the software companies
> write stuff pretty quickly.
As I said, this was a well known w-o-r-m. I got it on my home computer 2
years earlier. The software had only been in use a couple months at work
when the incident occured.
> For something like $5 a year, you can subscribe to Symantec's v updates
> Norton. If you don't do that, don't blame the software for not catching
> V when it hit your machine.
Who said we didn't do that? We had a subscription, and had the computers
set up to automatically connect to the Symantec site for an update every two
weeks I believe it was. Most of the time, there was no update available.
When there was, it was installed.
> Norton Anti-V is an extremely good piece of software. But it only knows
> look for what you tell it to look for via the definitions that you load
All the definitions Norton had were loaded into it. It's not very good
if it's asleep at the wheel when the time comes for it to act.
Jim Smith, KQ6UV
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