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Independent antivirus testers AV-Test report that BitDefender provides accurate 100% detection of the Ginwui trojan - a dangerous piece of malware which uses a previously-unknown and as yet unpatched vulnerability to spread. The german testing outfit notes that most commercial software antivirus programs either miss some variants of the trojan or fail to detect it entirely.
"Further testing by AV-Test has proven that BitDefender provides protection against all existing and future threats which exploit this vulnerability. This is achieved through use of the B-Have proprietary heuristic detection technology, which is rather important, as Microsoft has not yet released a patch against this vulnerability" declared Viorel Canja, Head of the BitDefender Antivirus Lab.
The Ginwui trojan has caused some commotion since it was first used in a targeted attack against at least one major american corporation last week. Because the attack seemed to originate from China, speculation is rife as to its motives and originators.
"The trojan is rather unusual in that it uses a previously-unreported vulnerability to infect target computers. The vulnerability it uses is not of the obvious kind. I wouldn't dare speculate more at this time, but I doubt it has been created as an idle pastime" Mr. Canja concluded.
AV-Test report writeup
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