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Windows 7: 15 million new malware types discovered in 2008


04 Dec 2008   #1

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15 million new malware types discovered in 2008

15 million new malware types discovered in 2008

Kaspersky Lab puts value of cyber-crime business at $100bn Written by Phil Muncaster in Moscow

A total of 15 million new malware strains will have been detected by the end of this year, but the security industry is panicking in its attempt to keep up with the scale and sophistication of the threats, according to anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab.
Chief executive Eugene Kaspersky revealed today at the firm's annual press event in Moscow that the figure had jumped from just two million new instances of malware in 2007.


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15 million new malware types discovered in 2008 - vnunet.com

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04 Dec 2008   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Is this another argument for UAC?

Gary
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05 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Gary,

don't think we need another UAC thread

What I think it does show is the need for a malware regime which is as up to date as is possible and maybe relies on Heuristics rather than lists of "Virus Signatures" as so many of these viruses will be "new" and not in a list. The problem with with heuristics is the amount of "False Positives" it generates. It's a very fine line for the AV companies to walk to make an application which catches the new malware without annoying the user too much, (that they switch it off or change to another,possibly less effective, less intrusive product).

I personally have a setup that, as far as I know, works but I am still willing to look at other options as because the malware changes and companies update their products the "best" Anti virus/spyware application will change
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