[OS X TeX] OT: effective Macintosh Trojan in the wild
bvoisin at mac.com
Thu May 5 07:16:23 EDT 2005
Le 5 mai 05 à 11:56, Bernhard Barkow a écrit :
> On 5. Mai 2005, at 11:12, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>>> As an antivirus on OS X I only used Virex, and actually purchased
>>> my .Mac subscription essentially to get it. With Tiger Apple
>>> recommend against it (by saying it's only for Panther), though
>>> without telling the why.
>> I tried to install it (7.2, through my ISP), and it can't connect
>> to retrieve updates to its definitions. There may be some other
>> parts that interfere with normal operation of the OS.
I looked at the Apple Virex discussion forum this morning, it seems
Virex is simply incompatible with Tiger (it consumes a huge amount of
CPU resources, apparently due to background scanning), and Norton AV
is also incompatible:
There's even a copy of a message from .Mac support, confirming Virex
isn't compatible, and telling that .Mac includes now email scanning
as a part of its email service. But what about other email accounts?
Regarding the virus definition updates:
- You can download the DAT file in Mac .pkg format from <http://
be a screen asking you to confirm that you've got PrimeSupport, but
given you've got Virex from .Mac and are entitled to update virus
definitions, I assume that's no problem. Then you'll obtain a .gz
file (I just tried and got V7050504.gz), which dragged onto StuffIt
Expander yields a .pkg file.
- You can also download the same .pkg file from .Mac, through the
succession of links:
Login > Member Central > Virex (Panther Only) > Download >
Download Virex Updates
- You can download the DAT file in Unix format from <http://
www.networkassociates.com/us/downloads/updates/dat.asp>. Get the
latest .tar file, untar it, then put IIRC the three files clean.dat,
names.dat and scan.dat inside /usr/local/vscanx/.
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