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#1 thelittleduck

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:21 PM

I find it very confusing with all the different names for the same Trojan|Virus|Worm. :thumbsup:

I wish an expert would(over time, as it would be very time consuming) compile a list that shows what the main companies
call the same infection.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:53 AM

Virus List<-- They have names that most of the av companies use for viruses

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:06 AM

One fundamental fact that makes the compilation of a unified list of viruses difficult is naming. When a new virus appears, the rush begins to identify and understand it as well as develop appropriate counter-measures to stop its propagation. Along the way, a name is attached to the virus. As the developers of anti-virus software compete partly based on how quickly they react to the new threat, they usually study and name the viruses independently. By the time the virus is identified, many names denote the same virus, and these different names have been used enough to stay around.

List of computer viruses: Naming

While each AV vendor has its own definition of malware, many will include an aka for other vendor names when providing info on specific malware.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:27 PM

Thanks for the link Teenage.Zombie

Excellent explanation quietman7. Thank you.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:16 AM

Not a problem :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:44 AM

Your welcome.
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