• How effective are antivirus apps for Android?

    I have an Android phone and I've noticed that there are a ton of antivirus apps for Android. I know that on a desktop/server, an antivirus must run with super-user privileges. But, mobile anti-viruses are running as an unprivileged user. But AVG and McAfee have both released antivirus apps for...

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  • Antivirus

    How can I create an antivirus?

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  • Security Audit Tips and Tricks for antivirus?

    Dear all, I want to know what is the step to audit an antivirus product. What will be the plan of action?

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  • What are some of the best practices in handling computer viruses?

    I know this might sound like a broad question but I'm looking to start a good discussion here. For many SMBs, acquiring malware sometimes feels like an inevitability (despite putting in different security patches/antivirus software/etc.). I'm not looking to talk about the prevention of viruses but...

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  • I might be creating a virus accidentally. What should I do?

    This has been happening to me a lot lately...I'm writing an application in Delphi and after I compile it, my antivirus scanner is telling me that I'm actually creating a virus and it immediately deletes the executable again. It's easy to fix (by doing a full rebuild) or simply waiting but it's...

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  • Security: How does a crypter actually work?

    I'm studying to become a security expert and I've recently come across the idea of a "crypter". I'm talking about how these crypters encrypt files (such as viruses and keyloggers) so they can bypass antivirus detection. But I'm curious on how they actually work. Can someone help me with a brief...

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  • How secure is Windows Defender?

    I'm looking to get Windows 8 specifically but I want to know how secure is its antivirus (Windows Defender)? Here are some of the questions I have: How much can I trust windows defender? Is it better than regular AVs like Kaspersky/AntiVirus? Any help you can give me would be much appreciated.

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  • How do antiviruses perform their scans so quickly?

    How do antivirus programs investigate hundreds of thousands of files so quickly while maintaining good detection rates? Most are able to do this in real-time while not slowing down computer processing rates by very much. How is this done?

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  • My program is being blocked by my antivirus software (AVG)

    I recently created a program that I've been working on that downloads files. It's been working fine until a user is using AVG. It seems that in order to fix the issue, AVG's "Email Protection" must be disabled. I've already tried adding either my program or the JRE to an exceptions list. It doesn't...

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  • Skipped Items

    Why when I run a full scan, there is a large number of, "skipped items"? Does this mean that these items are not being evaluated for possible viruses?

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  • Is there a way to detect antivirus program using C#?

    I might have a virus problem with one of my machines so I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to detect an antivirus software inside of it using C#. I understand that the Security Center detects software but is there a way using C#? Thanks for all the help!

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  • My software is being detected as a virus

    I've recently created a program but after a few hundred downloads, my Nod32 antivirus is detecting it as a Win32/Agent.NFIWJLP trojan. Can someone help me before my program doesn't get deleted by the antivirus software? My program mimics the user's interactions with the PC at a scheduled time....

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  • Do Windows antivirus tools use API Hooking to protect files?

    From what I understand, antiviruses hook to a file, accesses it and scan the files, and if necessary, make the file inaccessible to protect the system. Is this done via API hooking or some other methodology?

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  • AVG Antivirus conflicting with Yahoo

    Why does my ABG antivirus conflict with Yahoo and what should I do?

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  • Antivirus

    How is the free antivirus Avast? Is it a good antivirus?

    kokedi30 pointsBadges:
  • Vulnerabilities increase in security products

    Bad news for security products as a recent survey by iViZ Security Inc., found that overall vulnerabilities in security products released in 2012 rose at a compound growth rate of an overwhelming 37.3% over the past three years. Antivirus products were #1, coming in with 49% of the software...

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  • Advice

    Please any one assist me. We have a small office and I would like to advice my boss that we should find IT people to come and run computer servicing and maintenance as well anti-virus renew. Since we purchased our PCs, we have never done that. Kindly help me on how I can write a letter. I already...

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  • Antivirus for external hard disk

    I have 1TB external HDD. I want to know if it is possible to install any antivirus in my external hard drive because I might plug it in another computer that doesn't have an update and that has a virus. Which one is good antivirus for external hard drive?

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  • Antivirus software

    Is it not recommended to have more than 1 anti virus software? On your computer, and if it's not, why? & why would you want to go out & install your own anti virus when more all the carriers (Comcast, AT&T, Clear, etc.) supply it with their product. Or to flip the script so to speak,...

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  • Mobile Antivirus

    I want to build an antivirus for android...so I need virus signature database...while surfing through net I could find that Dr. Web deals with android viruses...i downloaded one of its virus database...but its VDB...my system is not recognizing the software with which I can open it...I also tried...

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