Dr.Web Antivirus v 4.32b Database

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by musicman, Nov 27, 2004.

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  1. musicman

    musicman Registered Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    For all are members this is a addition to the review on their new release. The question was brought up as to how many virus def Dr.Web detects. Here is the direct quote from Dr.Web.
    > Well, we have as many as 60000 records in the virus defs base which
    > actually means really nothing. There is only one point of comparison
    > with other AV products - we have a very compact base and small add-ons
    > which makes us fast and not resource consuming. The exact number of
    > viruses that can be detected using our definition base is exceeding 100
    > 000 - but the figure is of little use to those who are professionals of
    > the market. Better to detect just one which is the utmost issue today
    > and miss thousands of others never appearing in the wild than score on
    > zoo viruses and miss that one/
  2. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    Nov 22, 2002
    Christchurch, UK
    Therefore on par with KAV and F-Prot. And Dr Web has excellent heuristics to support this large database of malware signatures.
    ITW viruses, when compared to zoo samples are definitely the more important ones for your AV program to detect.

    Thanks for the info, musicman ;)
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