New viruses hit too quickly to be stopped by software
After the worst month in history for Internet infections, here’s some good news. If you use one of the most popular antivirus programs and keep it updated, nearly 100 percent of the known computer bugs can be detected and squashed.
The bad news is that it won’t matter. Some infections will spread so fast that users won’t be able to update their virus definitions in time to avoid calamity, experts say. Even so, security companies are constantly improving their antivirus programs. Many analysts predict that it won’t be long before consumers spend more on security than they do on computer hardware. Malware – malicious software or files created to do harm – and new worms built in the models of Blaster and Slammer are attacking with increasing speed. Full Story