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YKVAlert Abbreviations

General

Two styles of message can be selected, "Short", or "Long". The "Short" style is more heavily abbreviated, and a seperate message is generated for each site. The "Long" style gathers the alerts for all sites into a single email.

The Subject of the email is always YKVAlert. the "Short" style messages are numbered in the Subject, and the last message of a series also shows the total number, thus the subject YKVAlert 1/1 shows the message is the first and last in a series.

The table shows the abbreviations for the "Short" and "Long" styles.

"Short""Long"Description
F:Found:Starts the body of the message.
SSiteHeading for the alerts from one site, always followed by the abbreviation of the site.

Sites

AbbreviationOrganisationURL / Description
CAComputer Associateshttp://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/default.aspx
Computer Associates uses these risk levels (in descending order): Critical, High, Medium, Low, Very Low
FSCF-Securehttp://www.f-secure.com/
F-Secure uses numeric alert levels. YKVAlert prefaces these with the letter "R" (to provide a clear distinction from numbers of viruses caught), so the listed alert levels, in descending order are: R1, R2, R3. Note that this ranking is the reverse of some other alert rankings. YKVAlert uses alert level R4 where F-Secure has published the information but has not issued an alert.
HKCERTHongkong CERThttp://www.hkcert.org/valert/content.html
Hongkong CERT does not list a severity for their alerts.
JIANGMINJiang Min (KV3000)http://www.jiangmin.com/exec/virusinfo/index.asp
Jiang Min does not list a severity for their alerts.
NAINetwork Associateshttp://vil.nai.com/VIL/newly-discovered-viruses.asp
Network Associates uses these risk levels (in descending order): High-Outbreak, High, Medium-On-Watch, Medium, Low-Profiled, Low, N/A.
NORMANNorman Data Defencehttp://www.norman.com/
Norman Data Defence uses these risk levels (in descending order): High, Medium, Low.
RISINGBeijing Risinghttp://it.rising.com.cn/newSite/Channels/Anti_Virus/Virus_Alert/index.htm
Beijing Rising does not list a severity for their alerts.
SARCSymantechttp://www.sarc.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html
Symantec uses numeric risk levels. YKVAlert prefaces these with the letter "L" (to provide a clear distinction from numbers of viruses caught), so the listed risk levels, in descending order are: L5, L4, L3, L2, L1
SOPHOSSophoshttp://www.sophos.com/
Sophos marks high risk viruses with a coloured or flashing bullet point in their list of latest viruses. This is reported as "Red" in the message.
TRENDTrend Microhttp://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/
Trend Micro uses these risk levels (in descending order): High, Medium, Low-on-Watch, Low
VMVMythshttp://vmyths.com/
VMyths does not list a severity for their alerts.

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