Comodo AV malware list has got more than 5 million definitions today

Hi everybody,

Comodo AV is getting better and better each day.
The malware list has got more than 5 million definitions !!!

Congratulations.

Keep up the good work.

Yours

Karniaris

Seems that webpage is gone, refreshed.
Seems they’re also preparing the field to av-comparatives test.

Anyway, the number of definitions is not as important as the people think.

  1. There are a marketing issue involved. Companies estimate the number of viruses by high.
  2. There are different counts possible: variants, etc.
  3. There is not an international rule for virus naming, so same virus could be consider one or more by other company.
  4. Scanning settings are very important.
  5. Active viruses (ITW) are really more important then the whole number.
  6. Generic signatures and heuristic detections cannot be really counted as ‘virus detection’.

Sometimes the definition number decreases! The reason why the definition count is decreasing: Comodo is making each definition more efficient at detecting malware; therefore, less definitions are needed to detect each malware variant. Comodo is adding new detections regularly (see update page), so Comodo’s ability to detect malware is increasing even though the number of definitions is decreasing (sometimes).

Yes tech is right! Then to elaborate on number 2 one definition can cover many variants!

They just added a half-million recently

Way-to-go :comodorocks:

wooow :o

5 million means comodo has just run away from malware

really I’ve to recpect this company more and more :slight_smile:

There are Heur.suspicious definitions in the definitions list. That’s why it’s so huge. And i don’t trust them, they generally give false positive.

August 2009 Comodo had over 6 million definitions. Like Tech said its quality not quantity.

actually mot of them are unclassified malware, which means they are real malware but have not been given a name yet.

No what that means is they may be malware but I’ve found most are programs or dills that it doesn’t know so in order to keep you safe it says unclassified malware. You need to look very carefully at what they are if not you can delete a program or part of one that will keep it from working. But if you see the location of the unclassified malware and it is either a part of a trusted program then you have to tell it to ignore it or just plan on not using that program anymore.