Which antivirus companies protect you against the VML exploit?



September 20th, 2006

So, which antivirus product will protect you from the latest VML exploit?  Well, using the free service at VirusTotal we can take a look:

VirusTotal VML exploit

Only one hit.  Pretty dismal really.  Shows that most antivirus companies have a turning circle like an aircraft carrier.

For details on how to protect yourself against this nasty, take a look at this post.

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One Response to “Which antivirus companies protect you against the VML exploit?”

  1. » DEP - A missed opportunity to protect millions of Windows users | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com Says:

    [...] So, what can DEP protect you against?  Well, there have been three big security scares this year that have been stopped in their tracks by hardware-enforced DEP.  These include the WMF vulnerability from the beginning of the year and the latest VML vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer.  You should never rely solely on hardware-enforced DEP to protect you against malicious code, but given that the detect rate for the VML vulnerability is still pretty awful, it's a handy safety net to be running. [...]