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    Thumbs up McAfee plans daily virus updates

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5575678.html

    Security specialist McAfee said Monday that it will start updating its virus-matching database every day,
    "We had this request from our customers for quite some time, and we studied whether we could do it and do it effectively," Gullotto said.
    Great news. Hopefully they all go to this.
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    Ok.. call me silly but shouldn't this have already been done given the fact that worms have become quite widespread? I think my AVG updates daily (I have it set to auto-update prior to the evening scan).

    Nice but seems kinda late.
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    better late then never I suppose.
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    Originally posted here by XTC46
    better late then never I suppose.
    Hardly better, though. I mean, someone actually shell's out money for MC's software. I'd say this is a big reason why MC isn't a bigger player in the enterprise desktop AV arena.
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    This effort, in my opinion, is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. The fact of the matter is the bad guys know the response times of various organizations based on size and sector. This fact alone makes signature updates (which is yesterday's technology to begin with but that's another story) less effective than the big boys hope that you believe. Remember, even though updates are released daily, this is no guarantee that the updates will make it to the desktops/servers in a timely fashion. Case in point, updates typically must be approved by someone, etc., etc..
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    The university I attend gives enterprise versions of McAfee antivirus to all students/staff/faculty who want it. I work the helpdesk there and also, so I like it.
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    My dig isn't specifically at McAfee specifically. I'm speaking about the AV industry as a whole. Right now I can say that McAfee has greatly improved their product from the circa 199X versions which seem to find more blue screen VShield illegal operations than viruses but that's not exactly the topic here.
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