Antivirus Makers Work on Software to Catch Malware More Effectively

Is antivirus software past it’s use? One of my machines was recently infected with some bitcoin generating malware that sailed flawlessly past AV scanners. 

“Part of the problem is that antivirus products are inherently reactive. Just as medical researchers have to study a virus before they can create a vaccine, antivirus makers must capture a computer virus, take it apart and identify its “signature” — unique signs in its code — before they can write a program that removes it.”

Antivirus Makers Work on Software to Catch Malware More Effectively

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