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MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

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MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

Hi,

 

i'm wondering is anyone else out there is noticing this issue.   It really looks like MS recenlty upped thier pattern file release schedule.  I have a number of users that have MSE and it's pretty sketchy if they will pass Host Checker, but if they do a fresh update, it will pass after that....

 

I looked at my definitions this morning and it said they were updated yesterday, but the SA still said they were out of date.  As soon as I updated, I passed just fine...

 

I'll need to watch the pattern file numbers next time and see what they difference is...

 

It would be nice if we put a Date on the pattern file updates (ie. less than a week old) like you can on specific file checks instead of just "10 updates"...

 

-S

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Frequent Contributor

Re: MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

So, it looks like Microsoft has made a change recently...

 

I updated my pattern files this morning at 8:45am.  it was version 1.141.318, Createed 11/22/2012 11:52pm

I just updated again at 11:00am, and the version now comes back as 1.141.333, Created at 11/23/2012 4:55am.

 

So, in the span of 5 hours, MS increased the version number 15 times....  

 

 

Respected Contributor

Re: MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

You are correct, MS has been releasing over 10 updates a day recently.

Starting with 7.2, definition files can be up to 20 updates OR 30 days to alleviate this type of situation.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

Thanks for the reply....  Unfortunately we are running SA4000's that can't go to 7.2, so I guess it will have to wait until we upgrade....

Respected Contributor

Re: MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

Smiley Sad I am sorry to confirm the scenario; the other option would be to not check for updated virus signatures. This would make sure the system was protected. I know it is not ideal, but may be an interim option while the upgrade process is evaluated?
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Re: MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

Our InfoProtection guys are very much against going that route, but we'll see what happens.  There are other Free Apps that people can use, and I think that what people have been doing lately...

 

We have quotes for a pair of new MAG devices, but we haven't decided how to run the licensiing yet.   It's not the same as we did before, and we haven't had time to really look at it to see what would work best...

 

Thanks.

 

-Stephen

Respected Contributor

Re: MSE and Host Checker 10 update Limit?

You are welcome for the information; sorry I didn't have better information for you. And I understand that feeling; but I figured it might be good to know the options for now. Good luck with your decision! Smiley Happy