[PLUG] What is this please?

म.हा.सा.ग.र o.s.h.o at guruvision.com
Mon Dec 8 20:15:02 PST 2008


On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Manas Alekar wrote:
>
>>>
>> Curious. Can you point some resources on how good antivirus programs work ?
>> I seem to find this interesting.
>
> Any decent anti-virus should do more than just simple string matching.
> Heuristics, file emulation and sandboxing are common additional
> techniques.

i think these are validation techniques, not search mechanisms.

> The exact details are probably proprietary to these programs
> but refer
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_day_virus
>
> Rahul
>



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