AntiVir PEC

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by minacross, Jun 17, 2005.

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    where to get virus info on what AntiVir PEC detects?!
    It seems H+BEDV uses a different naming convention for it's virus db, resulting in not knowing how to deal with such viruses.
    which virus info site has the same naming convention of AntiVir PEC? :rolleyes:
     
  2. snowboard

    snowboard Registered Member

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    Well since you run AntiVir you have to check out how to get rid of the virus on there Virus Information page. Or the Forum on how to get rid of them.

    Otherwise I dont know anysite that may use AntiVir naming convention.

    Regards,

    snowboard
     
  3. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

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    AntiVir PEC or Professional are using the same malware naming, how did you get the idea they use different names? Pro and Premium are also detecting Adware/Spyware and the PMS prefix got renamed to SPR with the 6.31 update (Security Privacy Risk).
     
  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    I belive he meant different names than other AV vendors...
     
  5. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    that's exactlyt what I meant ;)
     
  6. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

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    Well it is impossible to have the same names, for several reasons:

    - the detection engines work different, so you are maybe not able to detect different variants, or for your scan engine actually it is no different variant

    - which name is the right one? how you exactly correlate which name belongs to what sample? just using MD5 won't do it.

    - should we hold back signatures from release only to see which name is the right one? who decides that anyway?

    - technical limitations, such as name length

    It already starts with the classification, is a malware sample a backdoor, a trojan, a bot? which "feature" of the malware is the most signifcant when applied to naming? How you name all those 30.000+ bots when new ones are found every minute? How you synchronize the names?

    But if you have ideas to solve the name chaos, we are open for suggestions. :)
     
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