[funsec] Leaky anti-virus defences letting malware through

Juha-Matti Laurio juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi
Thu Feb 11 01:07:55 CST 2010


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/08/security_scanner_shortcomings/

"Even users running up-to-date anti-virus software still get infected with malware, according to stats from an online malware scanning service.

Nearly a third (25,000 out of 78,800) of computers with up-to-date anti-virus software were discovered to be infected
with malicious code when users scanned their PC using SurfRight's HitmanPro 3 behavioural scan.

SurfRight's analysis (pdf) is based on 107,435 users who put their PC through its scanner between 10 October and 4 December 2009.
Around a quarter of these users (28,608) either had no scanner installed or were running security software that was out of date."

pointing to http://files.surfright.nl/reports/HitmanPro3-RealWorldStatistics-OctNov2009.pdf
[.pdf]

Juha-Matti


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