I represent a well versed team of malware researchers that provides expertise for top ten antivirus solutions world wide. I am the founder of this project and the one to go public in relation with our partners. We have over 5 years experience in malware research, working for top 10 Virus Bulletin antivirus products. The team is made up of 4 people like minded and skilled as I am.
The product we are continuously building is a top notch antivirus database, updated daily with new signatures obtained from various sources, the equivalent of a final product of a malware research center, able to pass a VB100 test. Keeping the database up to date daily at highest standards is not an easy task and takes a lot of time, that's why we need a partner.
Architecturally, the antivirus software is a difficult task. You must provide file unpacking and archive support, several detection mechanisms and multiple algorithms for detecting threats; a real-time protection system which hook certain API functions provided by the operating system in order to scan files/registry/objects in real-time.
I have a high standard target, to find a partner who can implement our database onto a scan engine and a resident engine. A very good engine combined with a top antivirus database will disrupt the market and attract a lot of customers world-wide.
On our side it's a never-ending process of researching and identifying new malware infections, to cope any new coming 0-day threat. We will provide depth technical information about the database, everything will be available in plain text format, starting with simple MD5 check-sums, up to body-based signatures stored in a hexadecimal format, fragments of malware's body converted into hexadecimal strings additionally extended using various wildcards. Having everything not encrypted, you can easily identify the new signatures in our daily updates.
Here is a list of the main features:
- user friendly interface
- command-line scanner
- on-access scanning
- advanced database updater
- virus scanner C library
- built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, CHM and others
- built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files compressed/obfuscated with UPX and others
- built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office files, HTML, RTF and PDF