New Cumulative Anti-Virus Database Update Released

26 Oct 2000
Business News

Kaspersky Lab Int. announces the release of the following cumulative update for the AntiViral Toolkit Pro (AVP) anti-virus database. AVP users can download it for FREE from Kaspersky Lab Web sites.

The cumulative update includes a set of new features to help users combat existing and future virus threats. Among them are:

  • Improved procedures for macro-virus detection and disinfection in all parts of VBA projects, including Scode, Pcode and ExCode
  • Effective disinfection for malicious code that use the WSOCK32.DLL network-connections support library (such as I-Worm.MTX, I-Worm.Happy)
  • Effective disinfection of Win32.CTX polymorphic virus
  • Format-sensitive scanning feature for files of the following formats:
    • Unix Shell Files
    • Perl Scripts
    • XML
    • PIF
    • DOS Batch
    • HTML
    • mIRC Scripts
    • Visual Basic Script
    • Java Script
      This allows real-time malware detection and in-file disinfection of these types. The files are recognized, not by their extensions that may be falsified, but by the files' internal formats.
  • Improved procedures for script-virus detection in the Outlook mail database.

AntiViral Toolkit Pro can be purchased at the Kaspersky Lab online store or through AVP resellers around the world.