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Dear McAfee community members !

 

I am using obsolete versions of McAfee Virus Scan (Both Windows & Linux) products with EOF reached a long time ago (5years).

 

I eard that antiviral signatures has validity date that, when reached, the engine will no longer be able to use them for scanning. 

If it's true the firewall could become totally useless as all the signatures would become expired, is that true ?

 

Thank you a lot for your support !

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Tares1
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Hello @Friedrich ,

They won't expire, but they won't be renewed for new signatures and false-positive remediation.

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Hello @Friedrich 

Thank you for reaching the support community.

It is correct to assume that a product without updates to its signatures will not be very useful and we would recommend you to upgrade to supported software.

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Re: Antiviral Signature

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Dear Tares,

 

Thank you for this reply !

Yes of course, but do the antiviral signatures have a validity date ? Can they expire ?

As sysadmin i would like to understand how does it works,

 

Have a great day,

Best regards,

Tares1
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Hello @Friedrich ,

They won't expire, but they won't be renewed for new signatures and false-positive remediation.

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Thanks and regards,
Tiago A

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Re: Antiviral Signature

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Dear Tares1,

 

Thank you a lot for your answer,

 

Have a good day,

Best regards,

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