3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2013 8:09 AM by nofear123 RSS

    VSE 8.8 Malware Detection by Internet Downloads


      Hello Community,


      we have a strange behaviour by VSE 8.8. Someone downloaded a private PDF File from a Freemail Provider to his desktop.

      One day later our regular on demand scan started and showed that the file was infected with PDF/Blacole. The file was directly deleted.

      Our VSE 8.8 is max. setted to security, all files are scanned, heuristic, macros, compress files are actived and so on...

      We have no exclusions.

      Why VSE did not found the infected file when downloading the file to desktop?

      Does VSE 8.8 doesn´t scan file coming from the internet downloads?


      Does anyone have an idea?

        • 1. Re: VSE 8.8 Malware Detection by Internet Downloads

          i have the same problem. every PDF created from word will be deleted because of PDF/Blacole virus.

          sounds like a false positive.

          how can i rollback the DAT file via EPO?

          • 2. Re: VSE 8.8 Malware Detection by Internet Downloads

            I got a Mail from McAfee for this issue:



            Good afternoon,


            There is currently a False detection within the DAT for PDF/Blacole-FAD! which is triggered by some.pdf files.


            Please find attached the Extra Dat to suppress the detections.


            The detection will be corrected in DAT release 7176 (tonight).


            For info how to work with the Extra.dat, please have a look at the following articles:


            How to apply an extra.DAT locally for VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i and later



            How to manually check-in and deploy an EXTRA.DAT through ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0



            How to manually check in and deploy an EXTRA.DAT through ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5



            Please test the Extra Dat first on a non-critical machine before deploying it through the environment.


            An ExtraDAT is a temporary detection file created by McAfee Labs to detect and remove threats that have not yet been added to the daily DAT files. You must apply an ExtraDAT to the infected system and any systems that could potentially be compromised. ExtraDATs automatically expire and are deleted when the extra detections are added to the daily DATs.


            IMPORTANT: An ExtraDAT is released with limited testing and is provided with the sole purpose of addressing a specific threat. McAfee recommends that when you have to deploy an ExtraDAT to more than a few nodes, that you test with a subset of these nodes by deploying the ExtraDAT to these systems, regardless of the method used for the deployment. After you have verified that there is no problem with the ExtraDAT, only then deploy it to all affected nodes.


            Kind regards


            Kor Krol

            EMEA Gold Business Support Malware Specialist / McAfee Support Threat Escalation Group


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            • 3. Re: VSE 8.8 Malware Detection by Internet Downloads



              yes we also get this message by McAfee. Importing now the extradat. I will test if the fix is working correctly. Stay tuned!