|Originally posted by rapunzel47
Here's the URL to the Symantec (Norton) write-up --
Another thing I was reminded of when at the Symantec site, is that they update the virus strings available in their live update weekly -- on Wednesday. Since this beast was only discovered on Monday, that would explain why the new string is not in the live update stuff yet.
Anyway, all of that for whatever it's worth...
FYI you can update your virus defs for Norton more than once a week by downloading them directly from their webpage at:Symantec definitions
The Live Update version only changes on Wednesdays as you said. As of right now, their latest definitions were dated 1/27/04, and already included this virus. The website version changes when they make add new viruses, which happens several times a week usually. I only run Live Update once in awhile to see if there are software updates, since the page above will only give you the virus definitions. (I use another small Notes program to pop up twice a week on my screen to remind me to go to the site.)
When I download the definitions there, I don't even 'save' the download: I just 'open' the program directly from their webpage and let it run.(You usually have the option to do that when the download window first pops up.) Otherwise, you can wind up with a lot of large update virus def files accumulating on your PC.