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Features of Virus Detection Mechanism in Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection)

Author(s): Dmitry Silnov

Journal: Journal of Information Security
ISSN 2153-1234

Volume: 04;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 124;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Antivirus | Signature-Based Approach | Information Security Software | Digital Signature | Type II Error

In this paper, a signature-based selective mechanism in detecting virus signatures in executable files was found and investigated. A pattern under which the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus software not detecting a virus signature deliberately placed in files was revealed.
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