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Today [May. 26th, 2004|06:30 pm]
Peter Sheil
When I first logged on this morning and went to check I had the latest version of the virus definition file (yes, I do it every day!) the job failed. It had done this yesterday as well but I'd just assumed that it was a glitcg [an aposite typo if ever I saw one - and yes it is a genuine typo] and would sort itself out. Anyway today I had a little poke, checked that I could actually see the share it should be updating from and stuff like that, and then raised a call with our internal help desk.

This afternoon a nice guy came around, had a poke himself and decided that I should uninstall the anti-virus program and then next time I logged in it would automagically ask to be reinstalled. Easy eh? Except that it didn't actually ask to be reinstalled! Why does every great plan have a flaw? So we'll do a manual install right? Wrong! There are two older versions of the product somewhere and until they are removed it won't let us install a later version. *sigh*

So now I find that instead of just being one or two versions behind in my virus definitions I actually have no virus protection at all!
*crouches down behind the company fire wall gibbering nervously*

I've sent the guy home (he was already passed his normal finishing time) and I'm just being very careful about what I look at.

"It will all get better tomorrow" (said as a mantra, repeating and gradually getting louder.


[User Picture]From: spodlife
2004-05-26 11:43 am (UTC)

Re: antivirus

Akama (who host Microsoft, Apple Quicktime, various anti virus definitions, and tons of other stuff) have been having problems, so it is possible your software was fine.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-05-27 01:27 am (UTC)

Re: antivirus

Nah, it was trying to update from a local share and nothing should have cjanged over the period ... unless something inthe latest virus def'n files managed to screw up the whole thing? Maybe one of the virus def'n files manages to look like a virus itself :)
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[User Picture]From: ladiorange
2004-05-27 03:37 am (UTC)
Computers suck. Period.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-05-27 05:23 am (UTC)
It should all work without any problems ... but then I'd be out of a job so I guess it's swings and roundabouts :)
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