Better cooperation between the anti-virus manufacturers is required
The fear of a new generation of viruses, which not only affect executable files, is exaggerated, according to the manufacturer of security software, Sophos. Sophos sharply criticized the error before this virus, called W32/Perrun, from virus specialist McAfee.
This one planned warned that ALL files will be infected by this virus. For its part, McAfee rejected any criticism, they only wanted to point out that major changes to anti-virus software would be necessary in the near future in order to be able to counter this new generation of viruses. Sophos, who had this worm in their laboratories two days before the Internet community was warned, emphasized that this was a pure feasibility study, so no decision was made to issue a warning. Such arguments and disagreements hurt the entire anti-virus industry, said Chris Wraight, technical advisor at Sophos. In order to avoid such misunderstandings and to be able to inform the user better and faster, close cooperation between the anti-virus manufacturers is essential, continues Chris Wraight.