Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Original Anti-Virus Test Paper is Here!

The anti-malware saga started in Let's Play a Fun Game Here ... A Scary Game and then continued in Answer to My Antivirus Mystery Question and a "Fun" Story and then was further discussed in More on Anti-virus and Anti-malware; what was then criticized in the myth of meaningful informal anti-malware tests finally comes to an end. I was allowed to publish the actual paper: get the paper [PDF] here this.

Just to top this discussion off, here is a quote from the VirusTotal guys themselves (this): "Generally speaking, even though it may seem obvious, we must state that all anti-malware products have detection problems due to the tremendous proliferation and diversification of malware nowadays." Amen to that!

Dr Anton Chuvakin