A Day in the Life of an Anti-Virus Lab

by Robert Vibert
Sept. 18, 2017 1 comment Symantec Detection & Response

If you're an average computer user, the first time you may hear of a new computer virus is when it appears in your morning paper or makes the evening TV news. However, by the time the general press gets wind of a new virus, virus researchers are already considering it old news and have moved on to the next bit of malicious code that needs tending to. Every month, hundreds of viruses are discovered and fewer than one percent of them ever make the headlines. A look at the analysis processes used by researchers to handle the hundreds of new viruses each month reveals that they range from a mix of manual investigation and semi-automated software tools to some nearly fully-automatic systems with little, if any, human intervention.


ariadnalunguco 7 months, 1 week ago

I agree virus problems are everywhere all the time. This way of presenting things is highly accurate and gives an overall image on the problem. Very satisfying!