The recent ILOVEYOU worm, was the most widely spread virus or worm reported as of yet. With so many anti-virus vendors to choose from, which one should you select? The three selection components are: the advisory, the anti-virus tool itself, and the price. This note takes a look at the advisories, and ranks them according to usability.
programs in computer science, security engineering, and cryptography have been a breeding ground for new security technologists including anti-virus applications. Advisory Challengers CA, NAI, Proland, Sophos, Sybari, and Trend Micro anti-virus products are all credible and respectable products, and with not that much work, their advisories can all be improved. The Network Associates site was incredibly slow, and it wasn't clear what the difference was between the McAfee antivirus tool and Dr. Solomon's.