McAfee DAT v4664 dat files have been released early due to new variants of Exploit-WMF

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by David H. Lipman, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. The 4664 dat files have been released early due to publicly-released new
    variants of Exploit-WMF code. DAT files will also include detection for a new
    variant of Backdoor-CEP known to have been downloaded by Exploit-WMF spam.

    The various 4664 dat file packages can be found at

    The new 5000 Engine Beta is available
    The McAfee Scanning Engine forms the core malware detection and repair component
    of many McAfee Anti-Malware products. Building on the success of the 4400
    release, the next generation of the McAfee Scan Engine will take the protection
    that we offer our customers to a higher level by offering the benefits listed

    New Product Features
    ELEVATED PROTECTION: Improved automatic identification and removal of malware
    delivering to the customer the next generation of best-of-breed Scanning
    Engines. The 5000 Scan Engine offers improved protection against existing, new
    and future threats and increases the depth and breadth of the protection McAfee
    provide our customers.

    FASTER SCANNING: We've listened to customers who asked for a faster Scan Engine
    whilst maintaining unbeatable malware detection rates. The 5000 Engine delivers
    superior performance to current products using the McAfee Scan Engine on all
    supported platforms.

    EASE OF UPGRADE! 100% drop-in compatibility with the existing McAfee Scanning
    Engine and DAT files. It's easy to upgrade; just replace your existing Engine
    with the new version and you're protected.

    What's new in the 5000 Engine release? - The detail...

    The 5000 Engine introduces a new programming interface with improved
    consistency of messages and access to new detection and cleaning features (see
    below) whilst maintaining compatibility with existing applications that use the
    previous version (4.4.00) of the Application Programming Interface.

    Improved handling for potentially unwanted software that has multiple

    Support for multiple instances of the engine in the same process.

    Thread-safe code to allow multi-threaded applications.

    Support for detection and cleaning for Microsoft Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)
    registry and Internet Explorer cookies.

    Faster updating of DAT file information, using micro-incremental DAT update

    Pre-notification of object cleaning, enabling objects to be saved for possible
    later restoration.

    Supported Platforms...

    Windows NT & Windows 9X derived systems in a 32bit or 64 bit Native DLL
    Intel Linux
    Sun Solaris
    Windows 9X VxD
    Apple Macintosh OSX

    For access to the 5000 Beta Engine please refer to:

    Best Regards,

    McAfee AVERT - Anti Virus and Vulnerability Research, Analysis, and
    Solutions visit us at
    David H. Lipman, Jan 1, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  2. From: "Ian Kenefick" <>

    | Thanks for the info Dave. On another note how do you find the new mcafee
    | engine?

    I have installed on on VirusScan v7.1E and on VirusScan v4.5.1 SPI. I did note on the
    v4.5.1 version it was less of a resource hog where there was better OS usability over Engine

    This is the second Beta I have tried Beta 4 and now Beta 5. It will most likerly be
    publicly available at the end of January, February time frame.
    David H. Lipman, Jan 1, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  3. From: "JIP" <>

    | Thanks for that David, and Happy new Year - I had a look at the new scan
    | engine page, and it only talks about Virusscan versions 8 & 9. I have 10
    | (retail version). Any idea why 10 isn't included - or will the update just
    | work with that as well?
    | Thanks
    | JP

    I have NO doubts that it will work with Retail versions 6.x ~ 10.x and Corp/Enterprise
    version 4.5.1 ~ 8.0i.
    David H. Lipman, Jan 1, 2006
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.