walter.h at mathemainzel.info
Mon Jan 18 04:12:30 EST 2016
On Mon, January 18, 2016 09:38, Dennis Peterson wrote:
> To expect an individual vendor to be as effective as the pool is idiocy.
fail, because one system relies only on one vendor
> If it were possible the pool would be unnecessary.
fail, because this should only be a opinion of 3rd party and not a
consulting mechanism at a regular basis, because of antivirus failure ...
> Because VirusTotal consults all of them they have greater opportunity of
> returning a hit than any single vendor and that artificially makes them
> look more effective.
depend on how you interpret this:
in case you interpret this to be a threat found by one vendor you are right;
if you think, that this could be also a false positive by one vendor you
> There will ALWAYS be a disparity among antivirus vendors
> regarding signatures for a particular threat.
right, and this says something about the quality of a antivirus vendor;
> Malware will always arrive faster than a response can be launched and
> these threats don't land in the queue of all the vendors at the same
this is right, but weeks or months after the first occurence of specific
malware every antivirus vendor should detect this;
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