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Trojan not detected issue !

Hi,

I have a detection issue here.
We received an eMail here, which had an MSWD file as attachment with a trojan that went almost undetected. On two systems which I know to be at risk and where I've set as tough rules as possible, the mail was detected in MS Outlook and quarantined.

Now, my problem : in order to find out why the trojan hadn't been detected on the server, I went and recovered he infected file, then I sent it to myself by mail.


  1. the mail arrived to me undetected
  2. I'm using Thunderbird , McAfee VSE didn't detect it in my incoming mails (very disappointing) :mad:
  3. I saved the attachment and scanned with VSE 8.5i with the latest DAT for three days. No detection !!! :mad:
  4. I then scanned it using the Command Line Scanner ! It was only detected when using the /SECURE switch, which translates in "Examine all files, decompress archive files, and use heuristic analysis.". Hurray, we have a detection ! :eek:
  5. I sent the DOC to Webimmune and it was detected as exploit-msword.i.gen - "most powerful set of heuristic DAT drivers"



Now, what do I need to do to configure VSE so that it uses those DAT on my system ? Or rather, so that it does detect this trojan...

Also : when will McAfee do what's necessary so that incoming mail is correctly scanned even when not using MSOE... ? :mad:

thanks for any help
Serge
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