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If Your AV Doesn't Detect New Malware Right Away, It Likely Never Will

rmurphydigital (2673661) writes | about 2 years ago

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rmurphydigital writes "We recently downloaded 90 malicious samples from malc0de.com. We submitted each to VirusTotal to scan with 43 different antivirus products to see if their detection power increased over time as some might have expected. As in our first such test in March, we didn’t really care which singular AV was the best among the group, we just wanted to know two things: 1) if the signatures of all AVs collectively were considerably better than using any one signature set individually and 2) if over time it was reasonable to expect each piece of malware to be detected by all antivirus products. Our results were interesting and a little surprising. Have a look..."
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