virus signature file

virus signature file

A file containing the binary patterns of known viruses. See virus signature.
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In some cases, it hot half of any customer s machines after they updated to the latest virus signature file.
5 MB file, that also included the latest virus signature file.
However, if your virus signature file is not up to date, it might not alert you in time to avoid disaster.
Panda Software's TruPrevent is an advanced proactive technology that detects and stops malicious software, hacker and other intrusion attempts -- even if that threat is new and unknown to the antivirus industry and a "vaccine" or virus signature file has not been released.
It also automatically updates the virus signature file every 90 minutes.
eTrust EZ Antivirus 2005, the only antivirus application to be included in the Microsoft Partner Pack, includes a subscription for 12 months of free daily virus signature file updates and provides 24x7 Web-based support.
Enhanced overall detection and removal of spyware -- Extension of Potentially Unwanted Program (PUPs) -- spyware, adware, dialers, and other potentially unwanted programs -- detection to inbound and outbound email and Instant Message scanning -- Integration with the McAfee VirusScan engine, resulting in faster PUP scanning -- McAfee AVERT threat monitoring of spyware applications -- Detection of Web dialers through heuristic methodologies -- Addition of spyware detection to McAfee VirusScan's "scheduled scan" -- Increased number of spyware applications detected -- Automatic updates for PUPs -- spyware and adware -- detection through the current virus signature file update mechanism
Fault-tolerant, communications system means that if an error occurs when updating the antivirus software, the product automatically recovers the previous version of the virus signature file, ensuring that the network is never left without virus protection.
Panda has added this latest threat to its virus signature file in order to effectively protect Panda Antivirus users.
Inoculan addresses the specific needs of network managers by providing multi-tiered protection as well as a host of unique management capabilities such as domain-based management, automated deployment and virus signature file updating, and centralized event-logging.
McAfee Software has also developed the easiest method for users to keep their copy of VirusScan software current with incremental updates that significantly reduce the size of the Virus Signature file or DAT file.
Improvements to NEP include improved spam and antivirus outbreak reaction time, 64-bit operating system support and support for incremental Norman virus signature files that will reduce bandwidth requirements of daily downloads by more than 75%.