Malware Database Size

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by guest, Oct 20, 2011.

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  1. guest

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    Many cloud av release their malware database size.
    I attached samples as image.
    How many files has WSE or prevx got?
     

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  2. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

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    I don't think either Prevx or Webroot publish such figures. In any case, the malware database total is counted differently from vendor to vendor; some count each object individually while others detect 10s or 100s of variants with one signature. Bearing that in mind, the figures are likely to be considerably higher than what is often shown so not a true reflection of what is actually in the database.

    One interesting thing I did see in the PC Mag article I posted a while ago [about the Webroot 2012 product revamp] was this:
     
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  3. guest

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    I think that is for offline and behaviors mode. I know 1 malware signature can catch more 1 or 1000.
    But is it right for white listing? Or cloud checking?

    http://www.prevx.com/malwarecenter.asp

    I am interesting cloud database not malware signatures.
    How many files collected by prevx or WSE.
    It is not releated malware signature.

    Nope, Counter says;
    Our analyzed unique file samples=x
     
  4. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    I believe it is well into the billions, but individual counts aren't really relevant - we don't only look at data on bad programs, we look at data on unknown, good, and bad programs. A single Virut variant could produce 10,000,000 new programs itself in the space of a couple hours.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Amazing that we catalog billions of applications and it's still not enough.

    EDIT: BTW, love the latest product. I gave it a run a while back and it was great. Keep up the great work.
     
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    :thumb: Thanks! :)
     
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