Features of Virus Detection Mechanism in Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection)
Dmitry Silnov
Mephi, Moscow.
DOI: 10.4236/jis.2013.42014   PDF   HTML   XML   4,761 Downloads   7,762 Views  


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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