Should I be worried about this?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by eniqmah, Jun 8, 2007.

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  1. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    For McAfee VSE 8.5i The following event was logged.
    And when I rightclick and view the "About" info, it shows the same info as highlighted below:

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: McLogEvent
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 5000
    Date: 6/8/2007
    Time: 5:25:17 PM
    Computer: _MICAH_
    McShield service started.
    Engine version : 5100.0194
    DAT version : 5049.0000
    <<<< Looks good

    Number of signatures in EXTRA.DAT : None
    Names of threats that EXTRA.DAT can detect : None
    <<<< Looks a little weird

    Can some one using this program or with knowledge of the program comment on this? Compare with yours?
    Sorry, it's Friday and IT department is closed.

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    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    That's normal. If there is no current threat covered temporarily by an extra.dat file, you won't have one active on your system. McAfee uses extra.dat files for providing a quick release of a signature during a new outbreak. It is meant to be temporary until the new signatures are folded into the next full DAT file release.

    More info:
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