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Virex Virus Definitions are released once a month. They hold information that allows the program Virex to eliminate the newest viruses, trojan horses, and other harmful things on your computer.

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Virex 6.2

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Bb553 Member IconComment+23
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McAfee Virex Version 6 Virus Update (for Virex 6.0 and Virex 6.1)
File Name: Virus Definitions 2004-09-01
Version: E4161
DAT Version: 4385
Engine Version: 4161
Released: September 1, 2004

Released as downloadable StuffIt archives:

vx040901.hqx

vx040901.upd

Containing the Update file (3.7 MB) and a "Virus Update Read Me" file (29 KB - dated September 1, 2004)

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McAfee Virex Version 6.2 Virus Update (for Virex 6.2)

Virus Update Release: August 1, 2007
File Name: Virus Definitions 2007-10-01
Version: E4240
DAT Version: 5078
Engine Version: 4.2.40

Released as downloadable StuffIt archives:

vx070901.hqx

vx070901.upd

Containing the Update file (4 MB) and a "Virus Update Read Me" file (28 KB - dated October 1, 2007)

McAfee Note: IMPORTANT: Due to licensing issues, Virex 6.2 does not contain the SpeedScan or Snapshot functionality that existed in Virex 6.0 or Virex 6.1

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This information is for confirming what the most recent / final Virex 6 virus updates issued were for Classic Mac OS 8.6 - Mac OS 9.2.2 users and/or for anyone running Mac OS 9.2.2 under the PowerPC Classic Virtual Environment, on older machines - including in pre-school, kindergarten, public school, college, and university educational facilities - where one is most likely to encounter Apple PowerPC G1 (601, 603, 603e), G2 (604 - 604e), G3 (PPC750), and G4 (7400, 7410, 7450, 7445, 7455, 7447, 7457, 7448) CPU Macintoshes.

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Version 10/1/07
Tom44 Member IconComment+0
Tom44
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Will this check my OS X Panther volume for OS X viruses?

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Version 5/01/06
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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We use this to scan customer's drives for MS macro viruses and whatnot. On my own OS X system, I have the Virex 6.1 Control Panel installed in Classic but turned OFF so that DropScan works for quick attachment checking. So far have not really had a need for v7.x and thus avoid all the problems with that line (ie. mailboxes being deleted, etc.)

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Version 04/01/05
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Loads under 6.1 when speed scan is turned off. about 4.5K files/min.

running on 9.22 under Classic mode within 10.2.8

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Version 02/01/05
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Anonymous
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The second to the last time I called tech support ( to upgrade from 5 to 6,
or something, I got the office in Utah... that was a bout 4 years ago.
The last time I called I got someone who, unfortunately , had much difficulty with English (don't we all sometimes).
And then, to my chagrin, they actually advised me to call Symantec!!!
(True)

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Version 01/01/05
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I use 6.1 on 9.1 (classic avant la lettre) and sometimes eUpdate doesn't work but I can simply download the file from the site and Apply Update. Haven't been able to use SpeedScan for a while, as noted in the Readme (not supported in 6.2 files under 6.1)

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Version 12/01/04
Hurricanefl Member IconComment+2
Hurricanefl
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This works fine with Virex 6.1.
It appears to be just a typo.
I just installed it and tested it on my
G3 M/T 500 Mhz OS 9.1 System.

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Version 12/01/04
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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After reading notes here and elsewhere on the web and not finding an answer I called McAfee at 1-866-622-3911. I told the rep that answered that apparantly Virex 6.1 was no longer updating virus definitions and that I needed Virex 6.2 and asked how to get it. The rep informed me that the product is no longer supported and that I should "contact apple.com about that concern". When I questioned her answer she simply repeated the same answer struggling to pronounce each word in English.

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Version 11/01/04
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Anonymous
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It seems that we Mac users have now been left high and dry with anti-virus protection. As a Virex 6.1 user on OS 9.1, my protection software appears to have lost its integrity, and attempts to upgrade to Virex 6.2 have been frustrating. The only dealer here in the UK that appeared to show 6.2 on its web site, cancelled my order after being informed by its supplier that 6.2 was now "obsolete". Can other users confirm that 6.2 definitions *really* will work safely with Virex 6.1 despite the 'read-me' warning? If not, where do we turn to for reliable anti-virus software? I am amazed that MacAfee, Network Associates or whoever (and this, of course, is the problem) can dump such a large number of its supporters - and fail to appreciate the high regard in which Virex has hitherto been held.

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Anonymous
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Mac users have not been left high and dry, I'm running OS X 10.3.6 and using Virex 7.2.

You are running an obsolete Mac OS, get used to that cold, hard, indisputable fact. Therefore you have been left behind.

OS X 10.0 was released four years ago, that is a lifetime in the computer world. And the OS you are running was released long before that.

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Anonymous
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Virex 6.2 isn't 'obsolete', nor OS 9.1! 6.2 definitions are available, but the software's hard to come by.

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Anonymous
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Sure, go right ahead and live in a fantasy world. Classic Mac OS is most certainly obsolete, there is no rational or factual way to deny it. No one develops any softwares for it anymore except for a few pathetic individuals... Wake up and smell the coffee, that is, after you reboot your Mac because it crashed again for the third time today.

Or find an old Amiga system on Ebay and use that, be sure to drive your Pinto to the post office when you pick it up.

For the record, I have *very* little "disposable income", but I find a way to stay somewhat current with the hardware and software advances (running Panther on a G3 iBook) and I have been using Apple computers since 1978.

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Anonymous
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A rather tiresome slanging match; this is not the place for it. This web site accommodates both OS X and Classic software updates, and the Mac community should be able to do likewise.

Karloz
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i apologise to all user whit news mac can run osx, but remember outside of litte country of usa much many users continue using your old macs
(only in usa the macs are cheapers or equal to pcs, in latinamerica macs its very expensive equal to 3 pcs) and the users continuing whit yours old macs whit os 9 and all soft classic
if you kill os9 you kill this mac users you make new pc users

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Anonymous
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I would direct McAfee to this page:

http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq3.asp?docid=72725

Seems like they should still support you to me...

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Anonymous
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typical....it's all about the money, not the customer... apple and virex are hit with same stick...extract as much as possible who don't know how to get it elsewhere. fycj them!

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Anonymous
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The second to the last time I called tech support ( to upgrade from 5 to 6,
or something, I got the office in Utah... that ws bout 4 years ago.
The last time I called I got someone who, unfortunately , had much difficulty with English (don't we all sometimes).
And then, to my chagrin, they actually advised me to call Symantec!!!
(True)

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Previous reviews seem to say that Virex stops updating older versions without warning. Correct? I have OS 9 and Virex 6.1, and I received the 9/1/04 update, via "update" in Virex Preferences ok, per usual. Since then, all I get when I try to update is a message that I have the latest definitions. It is now 11/1/04, so I doubt that. Have I been quietly dumped?

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Version 10/01/04
Stewart Gooderman Member IconComment+0
Stewart Gooderman
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I have Virex 6.1 on OS 9.2.2. When I tried to eUpdate just now, Virex said my virus definitions were current at 9/1/04, so I downloaded the 10/01/04 defs via MacUpdate and applied them. Worked perfectly. However, when I tried to diagnose my drive, I got an alert that I had to uncheck SpeedScan in Virex's preference since it is no longer supported. I did this an the diagnosis proceeded perfectly, possibly even faster than before!

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Version 10/01/04
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Same thing here, except I didn't disable it yet. I am still trying to track down the 6.1 version. Anyone?

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Downloads 120,142
Version Downloads 4,835
Type Utilities / Virus
License Free
Date 05 Oct 2007
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price Free