Do Eset Virus Labs work weekends?

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  1. zer0l0gic

    zer0l0gic Registered Member

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    o_O

    Noticed that since I switched to Eset NOD, weekends are really quiet with no virus signature database updates.

    :shifty:

    Out of curiosity, do Eset Virus Labs work weekends?
     
  2. The Hammer

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    There are updates when a serious outbreak is starting to occur.
     
  3. zer0l0gic

    zer0l0gic Registered Member

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    ;) Thanks for your reply and for answering my curiosity.
     
  4. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Yes, there is always someone available from ESET's virus lab to respond to threats, even on weekends and holidays. Keep in mind, though, that just because someone is monitoring the incoming queues of malware and creating signatures does not mean that a signature database update will occur.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  5. zer0l0gic

    zer0l0gic Registered Member

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    Thankyou Aryeh :thumb:
    I find it fascinating to hear about the inner workings of Eset.
    I was a bit concerned that updates aren't pushed out on weekends, but I guess if there is an outbreak then signatures will be updated.
     
  6. Oleg

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    I was wondering the same thing :)
     
  7. Wyrd

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    Well, good to hear that. I recently made a switch to NOD32 from Kaspersky 2009 (version 8.0), since its new heuristic engine messed a bit too much with harmless update patches for MS Office, etc. Kaspersky, however, updates every 1.5 to 2.5 hours, weekends included...Not that I do not trust ESET's zero-day attack ability to respond, but somehow getting no or almost no updates in the weekends leaves me a bit hesitant...
     
  8. Philippe_FR22

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    Hello,
    I think weeks-end are either for ESET employees or Hackers and virus developers... :)
    But, yes, a part from joke, I noticed that there were no or rarely virus updates during we...
     
  9. steve1955

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    you should realise that you're likely to get problems with software from any company that is in pre-release stage:-that's why its called beta-TESTING!
     
  10. Dark Star 72

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    They may not seem to be very active at weekends but look at these:

    Update 2759 (20080101) New Years Day!
    Win32/Adware.Agent.NIL, Win32/Adware.Vapsup (4), Win32/Adware.Vapsup.B (2), Win32/Adware.Vapsup.L (4), Win32/Agent.DBP, Win32/Agent.NOP, Win32/Bagle.LG (2), Win32/Bagle.LI (3), Win32/Bagle.LJ (3), Win32/Bagle.LK (3), Win32/Delf.NIV (4), Win32/Hupigon.NGG, Win32/IRCBot.ABS, Win32/Nanspy.S (5), Win32/Pacex.Gen, Win32/PSW.OnLineGames.KDP (3), Win32/Spy.Banker.BOF (2), Win32/Toolbar.AskSBar, Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.AEF, Win32/TrojanDownloader.Zlob.BND, Win32/VB.NNX (2)

    Update 2747 (20071225) Christmas Day!
    Ichitaro/TrojanDropper.Tarodrop.I, PP97M/Exploit.Agent.NAC, Win32/Agent.NOL, Win32/Small.CNK, Win32/Sohanad.NBX, Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.NUC

    Update 2746 (20071225) Christmas Day!
    Win32/Adware.SecToolbar, Win32/Adware.Virtumonde, Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.FP, Win32/Agent.AF (2), Win32/Agent.DKW (3), Win32/BHO.G, Win32/IRCBot.ABP, Win32/Nuwar.Gen, Win32/Spy.Banker.BHR, Win32/TrojanDownloader.Banload.FVE (2)
     
  11. stratoc

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    it just puzzles me why we have so many on a weekday? if it's not that important?
    if it is that important surely we are more vulnerable at weekends.
    had 5 updates from my free superantispyware and not 1 from nod. i still feel i have the best security, it just puzzles me why so many in the week are needed?
     
  12. EASTER

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    You can bet that if the junk (virus) makers were wind of any break in the action then that's when they would pump up some servers to deliver their latest disrupting garbage.

    Nice to know the Labs keep vigil even on Holidays, i didn't realize that myself.

    Eset is been the only rescue net i depended on when struck by a file infector awhile ago, if not for the cleaning ability (at least this variant was repairable) a lot of useful data would have gone straight down the drain.

    Good Job :thumb:
     
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    Steve, Kaspersky 2009 was officially signed as a technical release about three weeks ago, so the beta-stage testing phase there is over. Apparently, their heuristic engine, however, needs further work...
     
  15. zer0l0gic

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    :cautious:

    I agree. It's not a polished product, but then again it's not fully released yet.

    So, interesting to see that I'm not the only bean here who wonders sometimes about signature updates on weekends.

    ;)
     
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    The long and shot to this is, does it really matter, as long as your protected :shifty:
     
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    many signatures are to clarify generic detections - if you have a threat detected as a "variant of threat-X" - do you care if Eset waits until Monday to release a signature which officially names it "mytob-XXXX"? I don't.

    However - if a new and important threat emerges, which requires a signature release to be detected in any form - Eset puts those out. That's why you don't see so many on weekends, as they reserve efforts for NECESSARY updates.
     
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