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Trend Micro: Antivirus Industry Lied for 20 Years

Jul 16, 2008, 18:14 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Espiner)

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"Every year there's a new industry buzzword, but they always fail. Heuristics use a rule to inspect the file, but virus writers know this. They split the complete malicious program into different files, and download each file to test it against the heuristic rule. Each file looks innocent but, when combined, they become a virus."

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