Why Antivirus Technology Is Ineffective (Business Week)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lotuseclat79, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    (i.e. white-listing technologies).

    This article gives a good rundown of the strategies followed by signature based AVs vs the white-listing technologies. Should make for a good discussion. On the down-side, the white-listing technologies are only being sold to enterprises instead of the home user at this point according to the article. If you know of any white-listing technology for the home user currently on the market, or about to be, this thread would be a good place to make that information known.

    Article here.

    -- Tom
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  2. SSK

    SSK Registered Member

    Nov 28, 2004
    Burglar alarms... are failing in the real world. The response to their alarm is to slow, and / or the alarms are disabled by the thieves.

    What will happen with white-listing? The focus will switch from malware running on itself on a system to malware infecting vulnerable white-listed applications.
  3. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Faronics Anti-Executable uses whitelisting but u have to specify the allowed applications.

    theres also Prevx1, a Community Intrusion Prevention System. it uses both white and blacklists.
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