Does antivirus have a future?

Monday, 24 September 2007, 12:09 AM EST

For at least a decade, the standard advice to every computer user has been to run antivirus software. But new, more commercial, more complex and stealthier types of malware have people in the industry asking: will antivirus software be effective for much longer? Among the threats they see are malware that uses the ability of the latest processors to run virtual machines that would be hidden from antivirus programs.

Antivirus vendors, though, don't seem to think they have a problem.

At The Guardian.

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