Software-security firms are changing their approach after acknowledging that anti-virus products...

|By:, SA News Editor

Software-security firms are changing their approach after acknowledging that anti-virus products don't work very well - the initial detection rate of 40 programs from the likes of Microsoft (MSFT), Symantec (SYMC), McAfee (INTC) and Kaspersky was just 5% in a study. Firms now don't just try to block malware but also use other technologies such as trying to spot suspicious behavior or "whitelisting."