Virus not being detected by Symantec & McAfee, a first for me. GFI Mailsecurity holds up however…

I have been getting reports of various ZIP files with EXE content getting through people Symantec Mail Security and McAfee scanners.    This is with the definitions dated the 24th September 2006.

In GFI Mailsecurity, the attachment is detected as "Generic.Stration.74C486D4"

Our own server, which rarely gets hit with viruses has reported over 100 blocked mails (GFI Mailsecurity) in the last two hours!    Tell your users to be careful opening attachments!

  3 Replies to “Virus not being detected by Symantec & McAfee, a first for me. GFI Mailsecurity holds up however…”

  1. September 25, 2006 at 7:16 am

    Marina just pinged me:

    Sophos is also doing a good job.
    Virus ‘W32/Strati-Gen’ has been detected in “F:RemovedUpdate-KB718-x86.exe”. Cleanup unavailable.

  2. Graham
    September 25, 2006 at 8:03 am

    McAfee users should be safe so long as they have the latest DAT (4858) installed:

    http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_140419.htm

  3. September 25, 2006 at 8:07 am

    So now…. we wait for Symantec 🙂

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