Addendum: June 2002 Windows XP Comparative Review

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 24, 2002

F-Prot users relying on the on-access protection against W32/Nimda.A are safe

In the June 2002 comparative review of anti-virus products for Windows XP (see VB, June 2002, p.19), we stated that W32/Nimda.A samples were missed by F-Prot 3.12 'due to extension issues In the Wild on access.' The files in question were the EML files dropped by Nimda. VB's documented testing procedure involves the opening/closing of tested files and, for practical reasons, does not include the execution of any malicious code. In the vast majority of cases such methods are sufficient to trigger a reaction from tested products. However, it has been drawn to our attention that the on-access protection implemented in F-Prot purposely ignores the opening of an EML file as a non-threat event (treating such a file as a container) - yet, if an infected EML message is accessed in the real world (an attempt made to execute its contents), the product will detect and block the execution of the malicious code. We have tested the claim and are happy to report that, although the product did not detect Nimda's EML files, F-Prot users relying on the on-access protection against W32/Nimda.A are safe

Posted on 24 October 2002 by Virus Bulletin

 Tags

twitter.png
fb.png
linkedin.png
googleplus.png
reddit.png

 

Latest posts:

VB2018 presentation: The wolf in sheep's clothing - undressed

Today, we publish the video of the VB2018 presentation by CSIS researchers Benoît Ancel and Aleksejs Kuprins, who looked at a rather dubious seller of government spyware, described by someone else operating in the same space as a "criminal of the…

VB2018 paper: The dark side of WebAssembly

Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Symantec researchers Aishwarya Lonkar and Siddhesh Chandrayan on the security risks that come with WebAssembly.

The Virus Bulletin conference returns home: VB2019 to take place in London

In 2019, the Virus Bulletin conference is set to return home, with VB2019 taking place in London, UK.

Guest blog: The case for increasing transparency in cybersecurity

In a guest blog post, Kaspersky Lab's Anton Shingarev considers the case for increasing transparency in cybersecurity.

VB2018 preview: Workshops

Workshops make their VB Conference debut during VB2018, giving delegates the opportunity to learn the basics of kernel-level malware analysis, Android reverse-engineering and artificial intelligence.

We have placed cookies on your device in order to improve the functionality of this site, as outlined in our cookies policy. However, you may delete and block all cookies from this site and your use of the site will be unaffected. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to Virus Bulletin's use of data as outlined in our privacy policy.