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By jason.greer ·
I hear about new e-mail viruses on the news while I am driving home in the evening. This involves heading back to the office and disabling internet mail until Symantec creates an updated virus patch for me to download and sweep to all local machines. Is there a website that posts all of the most current known viruses and the expected ETA on the patch? Might there be a more efficient method other than disabling internet mail for 24-48 hours?

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by jinuq In reply to Virus Alerts

Most Email virii unless an exe can be disabled by Loading Explorer(Disk) Then going to View -> Options. Click the File Types Tab , Scrolling down until you get to the VBScript Script File Entry. Select it and hit Edit. Then select the "Open" Action.Click Edit. Change the application used to Notepad or something else. Then it won't run Automatically.

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by jason.greer In reply to Virus Alerts

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by i.brew2 In reply to Virus Alerts

I would recomend you look into a different antivirus product called ESafe from Alladin Knowledge Systems. (esafe.com or aks.com)
It can protect from viruses that are emailed even if the fix isn't out yet. All executable attatchments are "tested" in a safe area and quarentined if they behave dangerously. Check it out, I switched.

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by pallan In reply to Virus Alerts

If you tuck yourself into a hidy-hole every time a new virus comes out, you're not going to have much uptime.

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by shidlowsky In reply to Virus Alerts

Norton Antivirus has a scheduler built-in. Open the scheduler and add a daily event to run live update. Add a second event to schedule virus scans.

Here's one method for updating other local machines.
Add a scheduled event to download the update from Symantec as virus2.wbt to a shared drive on your LAN, say y:\autoupdate.
Create a script that all users run when they login (login.bat).
Add a command similar to the following to automatically update the local machines.
y:\autoupdate\winbatch virus2.wbt

winbatch is an application from Wilson WindowWare, Inc.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Virus Alerts

I know that the McAfee AVERT team posts this kind of information, but ETA for a solution only applies to their product(s). I would think that Symantec's WWW Site would post this information; if not, maybe consider switching. I know that the McAfee Net Tools Secure Suite contains all the software you'll ever need for virus protection and security (it includes Gauntlet Firewall as well), and I has a fully functional auto-update routine that works very well.

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