7 Feb 2003
posted in daily
Funnily enough, Virex 7.2 comes bundled with November 13th, 2002 DAT files, eventhough I had the latest weekly definitions installed for Virex 7.1. At first launch, it prompts you for your admin password and downloads the latest definitions (Jan 29, 2003).
It doesn't seem to take into account your previous settings. "Automatically scan at login" was checked. The eUpdate function is set to launch when you open Virex 7.2. I don't believe that checks for definitions on a regular basis (cron job) or at login.
A word on Virex's active protection
I found the following posts on Virex's .Mac Forum
Topic: Is Virex always active?
Topic: Does Virex Have AutoProtect Feature?
In both thread, the answer is,
Virex does not have any automatic scanning capabilities. You have to launch it for it to run, and you have to pre-select whatever you want it to scan.
Hope this answers your question.
(note: the links might work)
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