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

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    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
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: _MICAH_
    Description:
    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

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    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: http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/Extradat.aspx
     
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