How to Tell If A File Is Malicious

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Chiron, May 26, 2012.

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  1. Chiron

    Chiron Registered Member

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    Hello, I've written an article about How to Tell If A File Is Malicious.

    It's meant to be useful to both novice and advanced users and I would welcome any comments or criticisms you have for whether it best meets both requirements.

    Thanks.
     
  2. STV0726

    STV0726 Registered Member

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    Good stuff, good work. :thumb:
     
  3. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    Very nice work :)
     
  4. Chiron

    Chiron Registered Member

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    Thank you.

    Please let me know if you have any comments, suggestions, or (gasp) criticisms.
     
  5. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    My only comment would be that, even with these tools, you can never be 100% certain. Most malware authors run their creations through these and other tools to see if they are flagged. Remember, the bad guys use these tools too ;)
     
  6. Chiron

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    I would have thought the option to submit it to Comodo to be analyzed should be quite certain.

    Other than that, I do agree with you, although I still think it highly unlikely for the majority of threats.
     
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