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Chinese anti-virus firm Rising Tech has hit back at claims by larger Russian rival Kaspersky that it engaged in anti-competitive practices. In response to a 2 July lawsuit, Rising Tech says that Kaspersky made "six serious mistakes" involving anti-virus definition files over the last two weeks, Interfax reports. The …

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Chinese AV company....

...has programmers that need to learn how to code. It's a big no-no to include live worm/virus/trojan code within your main application structure. A simple buffer overrun or a bad jump and that code can go live on the machine that their software is installed on.

Kaspersky was quite correct in marking their software as potentially unwanted.

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Where did you read that ?

I have found no comment anywhere that Rising whatever had included live malware code in their application. Do you have a source to substantiate that claim ?

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What's a bunfight?

What's a bunfight? Sounds like mayhem at the buffet or perhaps something really kinky...

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Take two anti-virus programs into the shower?

I'm frankly stunned that AV vendors don't automatically identify a second AV system as malware. This is software that wasn't written by the AV vendor or the OS vendor but which has installed kernel level hooks on all file-system activity and doubtless goes to some length to make itself invisible to the end-user (that being pretty much a customer requirement if you think about it).

You may trust both AV companies, but expecting the AV companies themselves to be fully cognisant and trusting of all their rivals is unreasonable.

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"Yesterday, false detection case from Symantec. Today, another false detection case from Kaspersky.

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Hmmm

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Which other field .....

In which other field of endeavour are necessary safety devices treated as extra-cost options? Whoever heard of a car where you had to pay extra for seat belts, or an electrician charging extra to fit circuit breakers? What ferry operator makes you pay extra for a life-jacket?

A properly-designed operating system would be designed from the ground up to be immune to viruses and malware, and hence not need anti-virus protection. But then, the AV industry wouldn't like that .....

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Well..

Who wouldn't think an application from 'Rising Tech' isn't an application attempting to send out v1@gr4 spam? :p

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