The number of malicious files released daily is a real problem for Anti-Spyware companies. The faster files are obtained and analysed, the quicker these go into detection and thus provide protection to the user. However, sometimes this method is really not enough... Only this afternoon, while enjoying 'breakfast', I was looking at a site well known for distributing tons of malicious content and I could see that it was continuously changing and updating its malicious files, so that signatures created to remove it would be outdated within 30 mins.

Reviewing our definition downloads this week, I was surprised to see about 10 downloads from Antarctica. This of course generated quite a lot of discussion in the office, and we decided it would be interesting to find out something about these users. Unfortunately, we have no easy way of tracking down who it is down there, that is doing the downloading, so we would ask the Antarticans to drop us an email, and tell us a bit about themselves...


This is a re-occuring issue which I would like to highlight, and explain why it occurs. This is also something which is posted in our FAQ's on, though I will explain in more detail here.


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