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Some of my virus detections are named 'Artemis'


Affected Suites:
Total Protection 2009, 2010, 2011
Internet Security Suite 2009, 2010, 2011
AntiVirus Plus 2010, 2011 
VirusScan Plus 2009

Affected Products:
Global Threat Intelligence (Artemis)

NOTE: If you are unsure what version of the McAfee Security software you have installed, please see article TS101107.


McAfee software uses our GTI (Global Threat Intelligence, formerly Artemis) technology for enhanced detection of unknown threats based on the behavior of the file. Artemis is included in the detection name for any file that is quarantined or blocked by GTI. 

GTI helps to secures your computer from unknown threats by allowing your McAfee Security software to communicate with McAfee servers in real-time to identify new threats and take appropriate action using a combination of signature and behavior analysis with community threat intelligence.

GTI will quickly notify you if the file should be blocked or quarantined through the following steps:

  1. VirusScan detects a suspicious file for which there is no signature in the .DAT database on your computer.
  2. Using Global Threat Intelligence, your computer sends a fingerprint of the file to the comprehensive database at McAfee Labs.
  3. If the fingerprint is identified as known malware, an appropriate response is sent to you to block or quarantine the file. 

This additional protection is automatically included with your McAfee software.



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