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Antivirus Tools Underperform When Tested in LinuxWorld 'Fight Club'

Aug 10, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Wilson)

"Oh, antivirus products. They're a commodity item, right? They're all pretty much the same.

"Wrong, according to a live test of antivirus products for Linux conducted last night at the LinuxWorld event in San Francisco.

"In an antivirus 'fight club' conducted in front of an audience by network gateway vendor Untangle at the show, 10 antivirus products were confronted with 25 viruses, many submitted by members of the audience. The goal: to see whether the AV tools would catch 'em all..."

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