Kasperky removing viruses from defs?

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  1. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    I've just visited KAV's viruswatch again and I've noticed the following: see the attachement. (red circled number). Does this mean they're removing viruses from their defs or what ?
     

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  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    yep, it looks like they have removed some... probably damaged or mistake signatures.
     
  3. lodore

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    have you asked at the kaspersky forum?
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  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i have seen minus on dr.webs live status too, and the signature count went down at this point, they are definatly removals, probably wrongly added signatures.
     
  5. plantextract

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    maybe they are adding gneric signatures for some malware types, or the viruswatch site is malfunctioning. i once saw that newvirus recieved -13x mails.
     
  6. Don Pelotas

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    Those are not "wrongly added signatures", there are only two explanations:

    1. Generic signatures added and those it covers are removed.

    2. Viruswatch hickup, as Platextract says..............that has happened.
     
  7. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    ok don, most likely 1. then
     
  8. Londonbeat

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    I think there might be a problem with the viruswatch site updating as well; the past couple of days they've been showing the "detection time", but the "update released" is left blank until hours later - there's some on there still showing as no update released even though they were discovered last night, one of them I submitted and detection was released a couple of hours later but according to the site an update hasn't been released yet, so I guess something may be wrong with viruswatchlite.

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  9. TonyW

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    I think it's more likely a tidyup especially considering generic signatures can be added.
     
  10. pykko

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    thanks all for the answers. :)
     
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