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Analysis and Maintenance of a Clean Virus Library

Vesselin Bontchev

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A well-maintained virus library, or as it is often called, a virus collection, is an important tool to the anti-virus researcher. It can be used to test anti-virus software, to systemize the knowledge about the thousands of currently existing viruses, as a basis of information exchange with other anti-virus researchers and so on. However, the creation of such a collection and its maintenance in a clean and well-ordered state is not a trivial task, especially with the huge amount of currently existing viruses and new ones popping up literally every day. This paper describes the major gidelines and procedures used to maintain the virus collection in the Virus Test Center Hamburg.

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