Apple pulls Virex version 7.5 off dot mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Thirteenva, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    Friday, after seeing this announcement on macbytes for Virex 7.5 I proceeded to download it at work on my G5.

    I'm now at home on my powerbook and when I log into .mac and go to download virex it gives me version 7.2.1 only. The same version (7.2.1) is in the idisk members folder also.

    Has apple pulled virex 7.5 for some reason?
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Wow - good catch! It is indeed gone. I wonder why as well.
  3. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    Mmmm i only put it on my Powerbook on Friday I think...
    I best watch this space?
    Anyone know anything more?
  4. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    Damn, not again. I heard it was mucking up isynch with palms but haven't been game to try mine.
  5. AmigoMac macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2003
    Old news...

    That's from 4 days ago, German site news , seems to be a problem with :(

    Translation from Sherlock :rolleyes:

    The anti-virus program Virex, since short as release version 7,5
    available, obviously possesses an extremely unpleasant characteristic
    in connection with E-Mail programs. An error, which already existed in
    beta versions, seems to have in-crept into the final version:
    According to user reports on the Mac Hilfeseite MacFixIt the program
    "eats" sometimes whole mailboxes. The software, which is provided free
    of charge with Apples Mac Account, therefore destroyed under Apple
    Mail in the "Clean" mode so mentioned, which is used actually only for
    pure "clearing up" (not for deletion), a complete Mac Inbox (tested
    over POP3). The reason: Virex had discovered a "Mydoom" virus (as well
    known only for PCS dangerously) and thereupon deleted the entire mbox
    file. "this behavior is for the final version of a software directly
    inakzeptabel", so the user concerned. It had to the luck a Backup.

  6. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    that doesn't sound pleasant!

    It does annoy me slightly - that they pull programs - but don't make the information readily available... people have to notice something is missing?!

    Anyone know if 7.2.1 is ok?
    Might not run 7.5 until I hear more.
  7. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....I bet we see 7.5.1 up within days, if not tomorrow even...that is something that should be fixed pronto!....oh yeah!

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