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.
|F:||Found:||Starts the body of the message.|
|S||Site||Heading for the alerts from one site, always followed by the abbreviation of the site.|
|Abbreviation||Organisation||URL / Description|
|Computer Associates uses these risk levels (in descending order): Critical, High, Medium, Low, Very Low|
|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.|
|Hongkong CERT does not list a severity for their alerts.|
|JIANGMIN||Jiang Min (KV3000)||http://www.jiangmin.com/exec/virusinfo/index.asp|
|Jiang Min does not list a severity for their alerts.|
|Network Associates uses these risk levels (in descending order): High-Outbreak, High, Medium-On-Watch, Medium, Low-Profiled, Low, N/A.|
|NORMAN||Norman Data Defence||http://www.norman.com/|
|Norman Data Defence uses these risk levels (in descending order): High, Medium, Low.|
|Beijing Rising does not list a severity for their alerts.|
|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|
|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.|
|Trend Micro uses these risk levels (in descending order): High, Medium, Low-on-Watch, Low|
|VMyths does not list a severity for their alerts.|
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