AV alone is not enough to protect PC from zero-day malware

A recent research conducted by experts at Lastline Labs have demonstrated that AV alone is not enough to protect computers from zero-day malware.

A recent research conducted by security company Lastline Labs revealed that only 51% of security solutions tested in a study are able to detect zero-day malware.

Experts at Lastline Labs have analyzed hundreds of thousands of pieces of malware they detected for 365 days from May 2013 to May 2014, evaluating detection capabilities of new malware against the 47 vendors featured in VirusTotal.

As explained by the researchers the principal problem is the time spent by providers of security solutions to distribute updates able to make their product efficient in the mitigation of the zero-day malware.