Virus Database

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by AA2000, Apr 16, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. AA2000

    AA2000 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    55
    Hello.

    ¿How many virus recognized ESET NOD32??

    For example: Kaspersky detected 711816 virus/trojans

    Thank you!
     
  2. Zyrtec

    Zyrtec Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Posts:
    534
    Location:
    USA
    Hi there,

    If I recall correctly, a similar thread like this one was started a few months ago and was closed almost immediately by an ESET moderator.
    Therefore, I take it this one might go nowhere.

    Carlos
     
  3. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    14,374
    The number of detect threats is basicly unlimited thanks to advanced heuristics and generic signatures.
     
  4. AA2000

    AA2000 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    55
    Ok.

    But I need not reply Exactly

    Is there any extact number of signatures Or approximately?

    Forgiveness but not the domino writing in enlgish

    Thank
     
  5. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Posts:
    2,304
    Location:
    Location Unknown
    Numbers are irrelevant. Just product 'x' has a greater amount of signatures than product 'b' that does not mean that either product is any better than any other. Signatures mean very little. Every product has a different way of counting signatures, so there really is no point.
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    14,374
    There can be one signature for one specific file or a generic signature that covers tons of similar variants, not taking into account the heuristics that emulates the code to determine its behavior.
     
  7. ok33

    ok33 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Posts:
    12
    There a millions of virus comming out everyday, so that means everyday there an update and which incline that more signature are added so there is an unlimited amount of detection. For example you example of kaspersky is out of date and i assure you there is more than 711k detection.
     
  8. AA2000

    AA2000 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    55
    Hello.

    Thank you. Maybe not my question Understand

    For example: At the signing NOD32 - v.3035 (20080417) Detected 13 virus/trojants etc

    I would like to know what are the total in 3035 updates

    Bye
     
  9. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    14,374
    No one can tell you the exact number of new threats detected after that update ;) As I have already stated, the heuristics and generic signatures extends the number of detectable threats to a theoretical infinity.
     
  10. mrtwolman

    mrtwolman Eset Staff Account

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Posts:
    613
    Number of detected viruses is pure marketing tool (and non-sense as such - my personal view).

    ESET's policy until today is not to disclose any numbers related to "number of detected viruses etc." and not to take part in the eternal wars fought by the marketing dpts. of various vendors. I hope this policy will last for eons to come.

    We simply do not know how many past, present and future threats can be detected by our software. We do know how many viruses are covered by the dababases (while knowing that the actual number is higher due generic signatures), but we really do not know what future threats will be picked by heuristics or advanced heuristics.
     
  11. mrtwolman

    mrtwolman Eset Staff Account

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Posts:
    613
    Just go here: http://www.eset.com/support/updates.php and try to find out how many :)
     
  12. PaulB2005

    PaulB2005 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Posts:
    525
    Can i ask i question question? When it says

    What does the (4) stand for?
     
  13. mrtwolman

    mrtwolman Eset Staff Account

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Posts:
    613
    some threaths consists of multiple compoments or files. I could be a downloader which downloads another downloader which downloads first stage installler and so on :)
     
  14. PaulB2005

    PaulB2005 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Posts:
    525
    Ah, or one of those annoying viruses that consists of several files all watching each other and the relevant registry settings and repairs any changes made by the usero_O
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.