New malware threats and anti virus reaction time

by Malware Guy

I felt compelled to comment about why some folks have a virus that their anti-virus cannot find or remove.

First thing we have to remember is that anti-virus software cannot be 100% all inclusive.

The viruses have to be researched, there has to be a significant threat as well.

They do try and compensate for this by using assumptions or Heuristic patterns to determine if a system files looks or behaves normally.

Heuristics is far from fool proof.

Usually once an epidemic breaks out anti-virus software is updated reasonably fast.

Of course it doesn't seem fast for with the infection, but there is always the complete factory restore possibility too ;P .

-Malware Guy

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