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Re: New MyDoom or Netsky variant?
From: Bart.Lansing () kohls com
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 08:53:25 -0500


 Symantec only updates HOME users though Live Update once or so a week 
unless there is something critical (and of course you can go to them and 
obtain new sigs more frequently, just that you have to go do it). 

This has nothing at all to do with the speed or frequency of updates for 
enterprise users.  We routinely see mulitple updates in a day, in some 
"firefights" we have seen them back to back as close as 15 minutes to each 
other.  As far as not using Symantec on a mail server, we certainly do, in 
tandem with Trend.  Let me ask you Niek, just what is it you use to 
protect the thousands of desktops you are responsible for?

Bart Lansing
Manager, Desktop Services
Kohl's IT

full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com wrote on 07/19/2004 05:50:55 PM:

Vic Vandal wrote:

Anyone seeing what looks like a brand new MyDoom variant?
Comes in e-mail as a message.zip, extracts to a message.doc
followed by a LOT of spaces and then a .pif extension.
I've only started to look at the encoded attachment, but
someone who opened it had a LSASS.EXE start up and take
about 96% CPU utilization.  I scanned the offending Outlook
attachment with the latest Symantec sigs, but it didn't recognize
it.  The .pif appears to be packed with UPX.

Don't use symantec for fast updates.
They only update liveupdate 1-2 per week.
If you want updates more often, you have grab their intelligent updater
manually (1 per day), or grab their beta updates (also manually).

Only if they regard the virus to be a serious threat, they offer an
immediate liveupdate. For something as mail protection, they are too 
Then again, you don't use symantec products on a mail server.


Niek Baakman

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