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

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DOI: 10.4236/jis.2013.42014    4,335 Downloads   7,284 Views  
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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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D. Silnov, "Features of Virus Detection Mechanism in Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection)," Journal of Information Security, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2013, pp. 124-127. doi: 10.4236/jis.2013.42014.


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