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Publication Citation: A Guide to the Selection of Anti-Virus Tools and Techniques

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Author(s): William T. Polk; Lawrence E. Bassham;
Title: A Guide to the Selection of Anti-Virus Tools and Techniques
Published: December 01, 1992
Abstract: Computer viruses continue to pose a threat to the integrity and availability of computer systems. This is especially true for users of personal computers. A variety of anti-virus tools are now available to help manage this threat. These tools use a wide range of techniques to detect, identify, and remove viruses. This guide provides criteria for judging the functionality, practicality, and convenience of anti-virus tools. It furnishes information which readers can use to determine which tools are best suited to target environments, but it does not weigh the merits of specific tools.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-5
Pages: 43 pp.
Keywords: availability, change detection, integrity, personal computer, precise identification, scanners, system monitor, virus, virus removal
Research Areas: Computer Security, Threats & Vulnerabilities