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Stinger Updates: Is it Just Me or........

by tobeach / September 17, 2005 3:21 PM PDT

is Stinger being updated much less frequently than say 3/4 of a year ago or perhaps since the S*T*I*N*G*E*R peroid? Seems it used to be monthly or ,in a slow Virus period 6 weeks, now it seems forever between listings or have we stopped including it in Update listings? Could just be my old age seemingly making time pass faster..... Confused

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Latest version.......
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 17, 2005 3:47 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) So About 1 Month Ago, OK. Thanks Marianna! :-)
by tobeach / September 18, 2005 2:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Latest version.......
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Tobeach, Stinger Only Detects Specific Viruses...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 18, 2005 5:21 AM PDT

...and it's only updated when a new virus comes out that fits the criteria below:

1. Moderate to Serious rating.

2. The new virus isn't already detected with the current definition set.

Many of the new viruses being released are minor variants of older viruses..If Stinger already has the ability to detect and remove the new version, along with the old, then there's no need for McAfee to update Stinger.

Hope this helps.


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Yes, that's the case, Grif. Thats why "only certain"....
by tobeach / September 18, 2005 2:56 PM PDT

items covered. I also thought "most current threats" (say last 30 days) was in there somewhere. Probably due for another soon. So it's "just me"....Thanks for the info, Grif !!! Happy

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