Off topic - AntiVirus accuracy competition

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Wed Aug 15 19:20:36 IST 2007

On Wed, 15 Aug 2007, Kai Schaetzl wrote:

> Hugo van der Kooij wrote on Wed, 15 Aug 2007 07:48:20 +0200 (CEST):
>> In the past I had to remove files that could kill
>> some scanners.
> Hm, shouldn't happen as this could also happen in real production. If it
> gulps on some files this is a clear bug.

I have been debugging some scanners in the past. Most notable was the 
assistence I got from Alwill (Avast). I had a dozen or two samples that 
could crash it. I got 3 or 4 test versions before the current version was 
made publically available.

Perhaps similar sessions are required for other products.


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