HackfixNews: Is it time to Update? (05/02/2002)

  • From: "Hackfix Project Staff" <staff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 18:23:03 -0400

This weeks Virus Pattern Updates (05/02/2002)

All Software listed Alphabetically by Company name as some 
companies manufacture more then one product.

Aladdin Knowledge Systems

Esafe Desktop/Gateway/Enterprise
Last Updated May 01/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.esafe.com/esafe/downloads/virusig.asp
From the Esafe folder in your Start Menu select Download Updates

AlWil Software

Avast Antivirus
Last Updated May 02/2002
To update your software:
Visit: http://www.avast.com/latest.htm
Right click on the AVAST icon in the system tray, Select iAVS Update, 
AVAST will check for updates and download the appropriate files as needed.

Command Software Systems

Command antivirus/Fprot
Last Updated Apr 30/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.complex.is/f-prot/Download.html (F-Prot)
http://www.commandcom.com/downloads/virus_definition_updates.html (Command)
Open Command antivirus click Update Deffiles

Computer Associates

Last updated May 02/2002
To update your software
For InoculateIT (all versions including E-trust)
From the Respective folder in your Start Menu select Autodownload

For Vet Anti virus

Be sure to have your Customer ID and your registered email address 
handy for verification.


We knew this time would come eventually, that Computer Associates would 
not continue to support/update the older program 

GeCad Software

Rav (Reliable AntiVirus)
Last Updated:  May 02/2002
To update your software:
Visit: http://www.ravantivirus.com/pages/dldupdate.php?type=3DDaily
Open Rav and select Rav Update from the toolbar

Grisoft Inc.

Last updated Apr 19/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_updt.php
Open AVG and click Virus Database to check for updates
Open AVG control centre and click Update Manager/update now

**Note:  To help speed up AVG updates you can set your program to use 
an alternate download site.  
Open AVG control centre->update manager->download from server.  The 
drop downbox should have listed www.grisoft.com (default)  and 
www.grisoft.cz. (be sure to select "apply" when done to save the changes) 
The default site is most often used so can at times become temporarily 
unavailable.  By using the secondary site (www.grisoft.cz) helps to ease 
the server and makes your update go quicker as most don't use it!


Kaspersky Anti-Virus (formerly AVP)
Last updated Apr 26/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.kasperskylabs.com/updates.asp
Open AVP from the top toolbar click Tools-> Update virus        definition
From the Kaspersky folder in your Start Menu select AVP updater

*Note*  Avp now has available a cumulative update and a 
daily update with the daily being any important items they 
feel shouldn't wait till the next cumulative update.  Our 
dates here are based on the most recent Major update.

**Note:  Improved update accessiblity.  To ease the update web traffic
Kaspersky labs has additional servers for autoupdating.  The program
defaults to use one server but can be altered to check a variety of 
servers. Select Kaspersky updater, select update via the internet to 
open the drop down box(es) select "location"  Check the box labeled 
"Use alternate locations from the list"  select next and next to update.  
This option should stay selected after the first time.  This helps 
Kaspersky lighten the load for updates and helps you obtain updates 

Network Associates

Last updated May 01/2002
To update your software 
For Mcafee Visit
(for Virus and Engine updates)
(for Just virus pattern updates)

For Drsolomn (Product no longer available for new users however 
updates still available for current users):  Go to the following 
Internet site: http://download.mcafee.com/updates/4x.asp
IMPORTANT: When you get to this site you may notice that it refers 
to VirusScan. This update is not only for VirusScan. It also works 
with Dr.Solomon's. 

Open your respective software virus scan scheduler, double click 
Auto update, click Run Now to do a manual live update, or click 
Schedule to set up a timed live update.

Norman Data Defence

Norman Virus Control
Last updated Apr 26/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.norman.com/downloads.shtml#definition_files_updates
Be sure to have your Valid Username and password handy for verification.
From the Norman folder in your Start Menu select Internet Update

**Note Norman Virus Control web updates are only for version prior to 
5.0.  Norman 5.0 can only be updated via the update in the program itself.

Thunderbyte Anti Virus
Current Version: This product is no longer being supported.


BitDefender (Previously known as AVX - AntiVirus eXpert as of Nov 06/01)
Last Updated Apr 26/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.bitdefender.com/html/updates.php
Open BitDefender select Protection Options->live upgrade
From the BitDefender folder in your Start Menu select Bitdefender Live
Press Release on the software change 


Sophos Anti Virus
Last IDE available May 02/2002
To obtain the latest IDE files
Visit: http://www.sophos.com/downloads/ide/

**Note:  Sophos does not update as other products do.  They update 
the Engine/software once a month (or so) to include all the previous 
IDE files.  New IDE files are available with new virus threats and must 
be downloaded individually until the next software update is available.  
Our update dates reflect the most recent available IDE file.


Nortons AntiVirus
Last updated May 02/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/defs.download.html select 
your language -> product from the list
Open Nortons software and click the "live update" button
From the Nortons folder in your Start Menu select LiveUpdate - 
Norton Antivirus

Trend Micro

Last updated Apr 30/2002
To update your software
Visit: http://www.antivirus.com/download/pattern.asp
Be sure to have your Registration number handy for verification
Open PcCillin click Update then click Update Now (or Update later 
to Schedule a timed update)

If there is an Anti Virus program that is Not listed here that
you would like to see added to the weekly updates list Please
feel free to let us know.

Remember Your anti virus software is only as good as the user...
If you don't keep it updated it won't provide you with maximum

This weekly Update will be sent every Thursday on or after
6pm (eastern) to keep you up to date on virus pattern updates
available. Virus patterns are checked for most recent update
date as of 6pm Thursdays.


~ Hackfix Project Staff

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