[Off Topic] Has anyone heard of Bank of Malware?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Geosoft, Mar 2, 2011.

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  1. Geosoft

    Geosoft Registered Member

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    I know that this doesn't belong here, but I thought it might an interesting topic none-the-less. Has anyone heard of this site called Bank of Malware? Apparently the concept is to track an MD5 hash and get statistics on how prevalent a piece of malware is.

    This may be worthy of a blog talk. :) I'm very curious as to know what ESET thinks about this idea.
     
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    Removed Off Topic posts. Let's keep on topic. Thanks!
     
  3. Banger696

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    Can't see why ESET Av cant do a normal virus scan taking hash tags of clean files then in future just compare the tags to a database built by ESET, am I making sense?
     
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    Eset does that as of version 4.2. Its called smart optimization. However its only if the virus signature has not been updated since the file was last scanned
     
  5. Geosoft

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    I just think it's an interesting concept for people to track the lifecycle of a virus.

    I wonder how it'll work.
     
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