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

    McAfee Alert on the w32/pift worm

    kenshiro2012

      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.

      Ron