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chall77 Newcomer 4 posts since
Oct 28, 2011
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Oct 28, 2011 10:14 AM

McAfee and Virus Total Discrepancy

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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