strange result in av-comparatives

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by no name, Aug 15, 2005.

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  1. no name

    no name Guest

    hi

    the total number of virus in On-demand comparative is 386.000

    but The standard KAV databases currently contain 135338 records

    so how can KAV found 380.000 virus in On-demand comparative o_O?
    the databases contain only 135338 virus !!
     
  2. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

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    A single signature in the database is generalized enough to catch multiple types of viruses.

    Rich
     
  3. righton

    righton Guest

    yep, it's called variants

    one sig can find 'variants' of other similar viruses
     
  4. IBK

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    btw, current test-set of August contains around 420.000 samples :D
     
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