Antivirus Suites Struggle to Block Exploit-based Attacks
Many antivirus suites are incapable of effectively blocking malware attacks against two recent and serious Microsoft vulnerabilities despite the fact that real exploits have been circulating since June, testing organization NSS Labs has found.
Thanks for that! This is just one of many, many reasons that a user should not rely on any antivirus, paid or free, as their only line of defense. Virtualization should be your main defense when online...........Heck, I don't even run an antivirus.
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The firm looked at the ability of 13 antivirus suites to defend unpatched systems. . .
It's up to each user to make sure they protect their valuable system. That means running a VM if they choose to do so, applying patches, and/or using an AV suite. To me, it's kinda like buying a tire for your car. You can buy the most expensive tire available but if you choose to run it without any air. . .
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Antivirus Suites Struggle to Block Exploit-based Attacks problems?