8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2012 11:32 AM by protector

    McAfee Alert on the w32/pift worm


      Yesterday, I received an alert from McAfee with a Medium threat level on this new  worm w32/pift worm. There is a mcafee kb article on it. https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB75742 There is an extra.dat as well as an updated stinger.

      Now to my question

      I have been monitoring the AvertLabs threat advisories website and so far there has been no right up on this worm that i can see.

      Been checking the daily dats to see if when it is included and the latest dats 6770 released yesterday http://www.mcafee.com/apps/mcafee-labs/release-notes/datreadme.aspx has no mention of new virus signatures.


      So here is my problem,  I do not deploy extra.dats as a norm unless i have discovered an infection / outbreak..

      With nothing up on the McAfee virus library page on this worm and there is nothing in the Dats, how am I and my company going to know what the minimum requirements are for protection on this worm. When will it be included in the normal dats?


      Thank you for your input.