AV databases

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by keks, Dec 8, 2007.

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  1. keks

    keks Registered Member

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    http://www.f-secure.com/2007/2/

    number of malware that AV must detect (in f-secure case) is now 500,000 acording to upper link.

    i want to ask, is that really number of malware threats or not. i mean, they surely detect 500,000 malware-files but does every signature in AV database means 1 unique malware?

    :)
     
  2. risl

    risl Registered Member

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    There can be generic signatures that cover hundreds or thousands of similar malware.
     
  3. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

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    And that says it all ;)
     
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