The Truth About Anti-Virus Products

Eugene Kaspersky, who heads the Russian anti-virus maker Kaspersky Lab, has published an excellent article that offers a refreshingly honest look at the shortcomings inherent in most anti-virus products on the market today.

Briefly, the paper points out that most AV vendors are having trouble keeping pace in the "virus arms race." Virus authors take advantage of the fact that anti-virus software depends on frequent virus-definition updates to spot the latest malware. By the time those products are updated to detect the latest threat, the virus writers have already released several newer versions that evade the latest anti-virus signatures. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 28th November 2005 8:29PM