How many signatures are there in ESET database ?

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  1. Najem1992

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    hi
    I would like to know the answer of this question :

    How many signatures are there in ESET database ?

    for example Kaspersky database contains 2168864 signatures
     
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    Why are you interested in this figure? It tells you nothing. You can't simply compare number of signatures because each vendor uses different method of compilation of virus databases. The lesser amount of signatures doesn't automatically mean the lower protection.
     
  3. Marcos

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    Exactly. The number of signatures would only matter if each unique sample was detected by a unique signature.
     
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    no I just want to know the number
    I use ESS and I will always will :D
     
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    ok but could you at least give me a number
    it doesn't to have be the exact number :D
     
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    No ESET employee will give you this information.
     
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    so are you going to tell me or not !!!
     
  9. Marcos

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    We don't tell misleading information.
     
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    If i'm not mistaking it would very difficult to come up with an exact number because they use behavioral signatures. 1 behavioral signature could possible detect thousands of viruses. That's why they are not answering your question. There's no true number they can give you.
     
  12. CivilTaz

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    Lol, still acting like a kid.
     
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    1992 ;)
     
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    I think it's closer to 1993 :rolleyes:
     
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  17. flyrfan111

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    I doubt the OP would be happy with even that solution, the list only goes back to 12/16/05, Eset has been in business since the mid 90's, so there are quite a few years missing still :blink:
     
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