[PLUG] What is this please?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Dec 10 15:32:15 IST 2008

म.हा.सा.ग.र wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Rahul Sundaram
> 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.

Yes. A anti-virus doesn't just search a arbitrary list of files but also 
validates whether it is a virus or not and that includes all of the above.


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