Virex 6 Virus Definitions
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  • Virex 6 Virus Definitions has been discontinued
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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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Bb553 commented on 11 May 2012
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.
[Version 10/1/07]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 May 2005
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.)
[Version 04/01/05]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2005
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
[Version 02/01/05]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Dec 2004
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!!!
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[Version 01/01/05]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Dec 2004
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)
[Version 12/01/04]


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Hurricanefl commented on 10 Dec 2004
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.
[Version 12/01/04]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Nov 2004
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.
[Version 11/01/04]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Nov 2004
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 commented on 13 Nov 2004
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 commented on 14 Nov 2004
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 commented on 14 Nov 2004
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 commented on 15 Nov 2004
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.
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Anonymous commented on 13 Dec 2004
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 commented on 15 Dec 2004
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 commented on 30 Dec 2004
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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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Aug 2004
Has anyone else noticed that it says in the readme that this update is for Virex 6.2 only?

I have version 5.9.1.
[Version 08/01/04]

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Anonymous commented on 12 Sep 2004
Yes! What do we Virex 6.0 users do now?
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Anonymous commented on 20 Oct 2004
or 6.1
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Jun 2004
Hmmm... no update for the 6.x versions? Are they cutting off yet another segment of the market? As 7.x does not run under anything less than OS X, and many people are not ready for or do not need X, guess we may have to look elsewhere.

Forced migration. Ya gotta love it. Or lose customers.
[Version 05/01/04]

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Anonymous commented on 04 Oct 2004
Yes, but my original comment was BEFORE they released the Aug. 1, 2004 update. And as we are now entering October with no update since 8/1/04, the trend seems to be for new 6.x updates every few months? Perhaps they are just being more truthful about the version number. In other words, NOT changing the date/version of the 6.x update if there are no new definitions. *shrug*
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Anonymous commented on 13 Oct 2004
I have Virex 6.1 and eUpdate has worked every month always. I have found nowhere to get the version 6.2 update though. Anybody know where to d/l link?
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jan 2004
Don't know why but I am having problems accessing the Virex definitions download. Yesterday (when it was labled 01/12/03) it quit before the transfer was complete. Today (01/12/04) I can't get it to transfer anything.
[Version 01/12/04]

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Krillin commented on 31 Jan 2004
hi!, here is how i do it
g to the preferences on you virex app, then go to eUpdate panel and choose TCP/IP FTP, then type in server update the frase ftp.nai.com , port 21.... and where it says update folder type /virusdefs/mac/virex/


Enjoy :-)
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Anonymous commented on 31 Jan 2004
did as you suggested and the stupid app says i have not enough room on my HD for the install of the virus definitions update... i have 36 gigbytes available on my HD.
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Anonymous commented on 26 Mar 2004
My Virex 6 stops after scanning the first file. If I use Dropscan it goes right through everything I drop into it, but does this find viruses?
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Tom44 had trouble on 22 May 2006
Will this check my OS X Panther volume for OS X viruses?
[Version 5/01/06]


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Type:Utilities : Virus
License:Free
Date:05 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X / OS Classic
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