Posted 14 January 2008 - 10:14 AM
I have been doing some research on the wildlist (www.wildlist.org) and wanted to get some feedback from the security community. Many vendors use the wildlist as a marketing tool, claiming to detect/prevent X percent of the Wildlist. However, looking at the wildlist I wonder if it is even a valid test anymore. The latest list was published last October, and only contains a few hundred viruses. There are also fewer than 100 official virus "reporters" who determine if a virus is "in the wild". What are your thoughts? Do you feel the wildlist is a valid standard to compare an AV product too, even if it were up-to-date? Thanks!