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US Expert Claims that Anti-virus Fight to Adapt

The anti-virus industry is trying constantly to discontinue computer viruses as the makers of malware and another computer viruses move too fast, U.S. experts says, published by upi.com dated December 31, 2012.

"The guilty are in efforts to step ahead," claimed by Mathew D.Howard, a Venture Capitalist at Norwest Ventures Partners, a global investment firm, in a statement reported by ui.com dated December 31, 2012.

"And it doesn't take a lot to be a step ahead, "said further by Howard.

The newly made virus affect the software despite billions of dollars are spent on anti-virus annually by consumers and businesses.

Computer viruses used to be the happy hunting basis for digital mischief-makers. Though, in the midst of 2000, criminals found that they could make money from malicious software, the expansion of new viruses registered an explosive expansion.

While, in 2000, the total number of new strains are almost less than 1 million, the handiwork of amateurs , by 2012 there were 49 million new strains, as per the AVI-Test, a German research institute that evaluate anti-virus products.

A data security firm in Redwood City, Imperva conducted a new study, California and students of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology verifies this.

Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of 40 anti-virus products of top companies, having Symantec, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee and Microsoft, against 82 new computers viruses and discovered that the starting detection rate was less than 5%.

Anti-virus products take almost a month to advance their detection mechanism and spot the new viruses.

Despite spending almost $7.4 billion on anti-virus software last year- approximately half of $17.7 billion spent on security software in 2011, as per the Gartner.

"Current methodologies we have been trying to protect ourselves with have lost their effectiveness," said Ted Schlein, a security-focused investment partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, a venture capital firm, reported by watoday.com.au dated 1 January 2013.

"This study is also a pointer of that. But the entire concept of discovering what is bad is a broken concept."

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