Virus Buster engine for Forefront Protection retired

Microsoft has announced that is retiring one of the engines that are used in Forefront Protection. 30 of September 2012 is the last date for receiving updates for this malware engine. Forefront Security for Exchange 2010 is generating event log with event id 2109 from source GetEngineFiles:The
VBuster scan engine is no longer supported. Updates are no longer available for this engine, and therefore the update check for this engine has been disabled. Please review the scan engines chosen for your scan jobs and make another selection to ensure up-to-date protection.

It is recommended to disable this engine for updating and scanning, more on how this can be achieved on .


  1. If you are interested i've blogged about making this change via powershell at


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