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Malware monitors PandaLabs says 227,747 new malware samples are released every day. The findings from its recent survey found 20 million samples were created in the third quarter of 2014. Three quarters of infections were trojans while only 9 percent were viruses and 4 percent worms. The number of trojans rose 13 percent over …

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/06/158_new_malware_born_every_minute/

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Re: 158 new malware created EVERY MINUTE


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Calm down. Most of it's server side polymorphism. Chill. :)
  



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Re: 158 new malware created EVERY MINUTE

B00ze/Empire wrote:
  
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What the hell is the point of creating viruses these days?

A virus is worthless unless it allows remote access, remote control or
remote code execution on the infected machine.

Isin't the point of getting your code on a target machine to be able to
do something with the machine?  Like use it as part of a botnet, or
extract info from it?  Something that a virus is technically not going
to do for you, because if it does it wouldn't be called a virus - it
would be called a trojan?

Re: 158 new malware created EVERY MINUTE

Virus Guy wrote on 11/6/2014 :
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I like to think of worms and viruses as distribution methods for  
malicious payloads. They aren't 'virus' or 'worm' because of their  
payload, it's because of how they propagate. Because they can take  
additional code with them when they replicate, they make excellent  
carriers of malicious payloads.



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B00ze/Empire wrote:
  
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The vast majority of which are not being recognized by MalwareBytes.

Re: 158 new malware created EVERY MINUTE

@speranza.aioe.org:

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Do you have any real evidence to support the claim?


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    Over 20.000 new viruses a day, and I have not seen one in ages
(even if you include macro viruses). I thought worms were more common
that viruses.
    Are you sure those figures are right ?
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After serious thinking Shadow wrote :
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I agree. I would expect trojans, followed by worms, with viruses in  
last place. It probably has to do with what they call 'worm' or  
'virus'. 'True worms' are rare while 'worms' are everywhere, and many  
AVers still say that all worms are viruses. The terminology is a mess.



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It happens that FromTheRafters formulated :
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This doesn't help much:

http://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/homeusers/security-info/glossary/

Malware: This term is used to refer to all programs that contain  
malicious code (MALicious softWARE), contain malicious code, whether it  
is a virus, Trojan or worm.

Trojan: Strictly speaking, a Trojan is not a virus, although it is  
often thought of as such. Really they are programs that, enter  
computers appearing to be harmless programs, install themselves and  
carry out actions that affect user confidentiality.

Virus: Viruses are programs that can enter computers or IT systems in a  
number of ways, causing effects that range from simply annoying to  
highly-destructive and irreparable.

Worm: This is similar to a virus, but it differs in that all it does is  
make copies of itself (or part of itself).



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