April 15, 2024

Detect me detect me not

Well, we run Trend and Mcafee on our Email, but CA Etrust on the desktop… So I have mixed feelings. Monday should be fun.

The latest flaw in Windows handling of WMF images files has highlighted some of the differences between Anti-Virus detection rates. With multiple variations of the exploit in action Anti-Virus vendors are struggling to keep up. www.eweek.com is running a story listing how each of the major Anti-Virus applications perform against the current known lists of variants.

The following detected all 73 versions of the exploit :-

Alwil Software (Avast)

Softwin (BitDefender)


F-Secure Inc.

Fortinet Inc.

McAfee Inc.

ESET (Nod32)

Panda Software

Sophos Plc

Symantec Corp.

Trend Micro Inc.


And the rest listed against how many versions detected :-

62 — eTrust-VET

62 — QuickHeal

61 — AntiVir

61 — Dr Web

61 — Kaspersky

60 — AVG

19 — Command

19 — F-Prot

11 — Ewido

7 — eSafe

7 — eTrust-INO

6 — Ikarus

6 — VBA32

0 — Norman

We hope your Anti-Virus solution is located in the TOP list.

Source: www.eweek.com

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Jason Benway

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