the myth of what anti-virus is

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ronjor, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. WSFuser

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    I remember this thread where an anti-virus could be considered a HIPS and now with this rant shows the opposite to be true: HIPS can be considered an anti-virus.

    All these security product labels seem to be overlapping.
     
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    The supporting groups for anti-viruses seemed to be the one pushing exclusively toward the signature form of antiviruses. I've seen some bitter battles between the signature type versus the behavior type. InDefense was one that made good inroads into the market, and was trounced by the signature groups and testing groups. Invircilble, or whatever it was called was another. The taking-of-sides and the acceptance of testing group's "expert" advisers pretty well spelled the death of the system. Now we see the concept of them getting a good foothold in the market, as long as they're called something different.
     
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