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    McAfee and Virus Total Discrepancy

    chall77

      Hello,

       

      I recently scanned a malware sample and submitted the hash to virus total with the following results

       

      http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=4241a9371023e7452475117ff1fcd 67262dab56bf1943b5e0c73ff2b2e41f876-1319226526http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=4241a9371023e7452475117ff1fcd 67262dab56bf1943b5e0c73ff2b2e41f876-1319226526

       

      It reports the malware as being recognized by McAfee, HOWEVER I am not getting the same results when scanning in my test environment with a more recent DAT file. Virus total used McAfee DAT from October 21st. I am using McAfee DAT from the 27th.

       

      I'm at a loss as to why a less recent version would catch this malware but not the most current version.

       

      Any insight is greatly appreciated

       

      -Chris

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