How AV vendors get all these samples?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by KERANO, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. KERANO

    KERANO Guest

    I am intersitng how AV vendors and from where they get all virus samples? It is very often more than houndrad per day!

    Sory but I have no idea for that :(, it is imposible that they get samples from users for most of that.

    o_O

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  2. ronjor

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    They get samples submitted by users as well as exchanging info with other antivirus companies. Plus, they probably have someone to track activity on the internet.
     
  3. andybuk99

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    hmmm are you sure they dont invent a few, just to get people rushing to buy the software? lol, just joking
     
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    Well actually, if they have former virii writers as friends or contacts or even in their team, this could very well be possible...nowadays some companies will do anything for marketing right? (Kidding)
     
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    Here is a good read on antivirus research and some of the ways it works.
    The article is a couple of years old.
    extremetech
     
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