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Windows 7: Leaky anti-virus defences letting malware through.

10 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

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Leaky anti-virus defences letting malware through.

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Even users running up-to-date anti-virus software still get infected with malware, according to stats from an online malware scanning service.

Nearly a third (25,000 out of 78,800) of computers with up-to-date anti-virus software were discovered to be infected with malicious code when users scanned their PC using SurfRight's HitmanPro 3 behavioural scan.

SurfRight's analysis (pdf) is based on 107,435 users who put their PC through its scanner between 10 October and 4 December 2009. Around a quarter of these users (28,608) either had no scanner installed or were running security software that was out of date.
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Leaky anti-virus defences letting malware through ? The Register


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10 Feb 2010   #2
Jaxryley

 
 

Anything using blacklists/cloud is leaky:
Wilders Security Forums - View Single Post - Anyone tried out Hitman Pro?

Wilders Security Forums - View Single Post - Anyone tried out Hitman Pro?
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So despite the amount of scan technologies in our Scan Cloud, 7 different AV scanners are still not enough
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