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Re: Tech stuff: anyone here using Avira Antivirus?

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Fri May 18 18:37:25 2012, in response to Tech stuff: anyone here using Avira Antivirus?, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri May 18 17:14:26 2012.

Every AV company has done that, and to the same degree. Since so many viruses embed themselves into system files, often the lab guys make the mistake of generating their signature from the wrong part of the file, causing a match with legitimate parts of the sample. Whoops! :)

Where they fell down is failing to TEST their new definitions before shipping them. This is what always happens when there's too much pressure on the labs to get out the defs before they're properly cooked.

I am *so* glad that I no longer need windows or fruits. :)


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