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Third time unlucky

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Aug 1, 2002

NAI's third attempt to re-acquire McAfee.com was scuppered yesterday when 96% of McAfee.com shareholders rejected NAI's latest exchange offer for McAfee.com shares.

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Erratum: Windows XP comparative review: McAfee VirusScan

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jul 29, 2002

After re-testing, McAfee's VirusScan product gains a VB 100% award.

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Crying wolf revisited

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jul 1, 2002

While one AV vendor comes in for a roasting, the others enjoy the rare taste of the moral high ground.

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Quarter byte squaw?

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jul 1, 2002

Worryingly, many sysadmins seemed unaware both of the Apache 'chunked encoding' bug and of their systems' vulnerability...

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Windows XP Professional comparative review

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jun 28, 2002

After re-testing, Panda Antivirus Platinum's on-access scanner product gains a VB 100% award.

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Shakira cynicism

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jun 7, 2002

As reports begin to appear of the latest VBSWG variant climbing prevalence tables, VB has received a particularly relevant comment from sys-admin Scott Francis.

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As complex as Euler's formula

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jun 5, 2002

IT news website Slashdot's report of Simile's cross-platform capabilities was met with the usual host of ill-informed, biased and naïve comments from users of the site.

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Outraged of Slovakia

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 23, 2002

Is there really any need to include virus samples in product tests? CNET seems to think it's not worth the bother.

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Closed source sauce

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 22, 2002

Microsoft has claimed that open source software threatens security - unlike proprietary software such as its own SQL Server, currently playing vector to a new worm.

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