ZDNET is running a story on why popular antivirus applications fail to catch new viruses.The author is worried about the skill set of the malware author is rising and he thinks it is now equal to a Software Engineers from the level of hobbyist programmers.Indiustry standard antivirus firms like Symantec and McAfee is for the same reason will miss about 80% of virus outbreaks.There is nothing to do with Antivirus Companies but Malware authors optimize thier code for hiding from popular antiviruses.Symantec has more than 53% market shre the second is McAfee with 18.8% market share and Trend own 18.8 percent and 13.8 percent of the market respectively.
According to Gartner, Kaspersky’s market share is a lowly 0.7 percent.
Most large firms already use more than one antivirus application but I wonder how many use two of the Symantec, McAfee and Trend trio?
If you do then I suggest investing in yet another — but whatever you do, stay well away from the bestseller shelf.
I am really happy you know why I am using Kaspersky 6.0..Kaspersky Rocks..