Has the end arrived for desktop antivirus?

Some industry analysts are proclaiming the traditional antivirus method for detecting and eradicating viruses, trojans, spyware and other baneful code by matching it against a signature to be "dead."

They say signature-based checking canít keep up with the flood of virus variants manufactured by a criminal underworld that is beating the antivirus vendors at their own game. And they are arguing itís time for companies to adopt newer approaches, such as whitelisting or behavior-blocking, to protect desktops and servers. Is desktop antivirus dead? - Network World

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 10th April 2007 2:03AM