Posts Tagged ‘sandbox’

Virus DetectedA good antivirus program is an integral part of any computer user’s security strategy.

If you’ve ever wondered how these programs detect malware on your computer, you’re not alone. Let’s look at the various ways that antivirus software keeps your computer safe from viruses, worms, spyware and more.

Background Scanning

Most antivirus programs run in the background on your computer, performing what is known as “on-access scanning”. Behind the scenes, the software is checking every file you open before allowing you to run it. This scanning isn’t limited to executable files: Archive files are checked for compressed viruses, and documents are checked for macros that can cause harm to your computer. (more…)

Symantec CorpVirus writers have created a monthly basis for some 33 malware in 2011.

According to Symantec, in 2011, was found 400 examples of malware that can bypass the automated malware analysis.

“If malware can hide itself from the automated analysis of the threats, they can mingle with millions of other files, and anti-virus software will not calculate them” – said representatives of Symantec.

Malware authors supply their development mechanism to detect the sandbox. In particular, such mechanisms include “registry scan”, “check the video drivers”, “use of special programs in assembly language” as well as the mechanism of “check-defined process.” (more…)