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Well, sort of. 

There’s so much malware these days (our own repository is over 22 million samples) that managing it can be quite challenging. 

We routinely scan our repository to optimize our VIPRE engine, and a few days ago, the server croaked and the chip smoked.  Literally.


(One thing I’d never experienced before was the stench of a fried CPU.  Even after a full day, one of our IT guys brought it upstairs and it stunk to high heaven.)

If you’re curious, this was a XEON dual-core 3.2 with 3 gigs of Ram. 6 TBs of DAS, in a Dell 2650 chassis. I suppose a newer system would have shut down automatically at a high temperature, but this was an older server.

Alex Eckelberry