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 us...living with the infection, but there is always the complete factory restore possibility too ;P .
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