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Old 24th December, 2007, 07:24 PM
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Report: antivirus applications getting weaker over time

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Monday, 24 December 2007

Report: antivirus applications getting weaker over time

By David Chartier | Published: December 23, 2007 - 09:22PM CT
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The current state of software, security, and virus protection is a mixed bag. Amidst questions of Vista's security prowess over Windows XP, a new report set to be released by German computer magazine c't next month says the accuracy of antivirus software is waning.... Front Page
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Old 26th December, 2007, 07:32 PM
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Yep; I have done considerable research on exactly this topic and have come to the [wholly personal] conclusion that traditional AV, as we know it at least, won't exist in a couple of years. Behavioral software such as HIPS is the trend now; they have the ability to intercept malware including 0-day stuff by its routines rather than by signatures. Remember that AV can only act on what signatures that it has and no more.

Here's an example of a modern HIPS that really works, and it's not complex for new users:
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