Friday, February 24, 2012

Signature data files no longer represent adequate anti-virus strategy


Webroot has a recent security blog posting discussing the increasing difficulty anti-virus companies have with keeping up with threats merely with virus signature files.  Most computer users notice, with some annoyance, that often their web security companies replace entire engines, with longer downloads and restarts and possible interruptions of use. 

Webroot calls the newer techniques “dumping the barrel upside down” , focusing on application behaviors rather than just signatures. 

The link is here.

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