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CARO members includes: Alan Solomon, Costin Raiu, Dmitry Gryaznov, Eugene Kaspersky, Friðrik Skúlason, Igor Muttik, Mikko Hyppönen, Morton Swimmer, Nick Fitz Gerald, Padgett Peterson, Peter Ferrie, Righard Zwienenberg and Dr. In 1991, in the United States, Symantec released the first version of Norton Anti Virus.
In the same year, in the Czech Republic, Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer founded AVG Technologies (Grisoft at the time), although they released the first version of their Anti-Virus Guard (AVG) only in 1992.
In Czechoslovakia, Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera started avast! Ahn Cheol-Soo released its first antivirus software, called V1 (he founded Ahn Lab later in 1995).
(at the time ALWIL Software) and released their first version of avast! Finally, in the Autumn 1988, in United Kingdom, Alan Solomon founded S&S International and created his Dr.
However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats.
In particular, modern antivirus software can protect from: malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious LSPs, dialers, fraudtools, adware and spyware.
Some people consider "The Reaper" the first antivirus software ever written – it may be the case, but it is important to note that the Reaper was actually a virus itself specifically designed to remove the Creeper virus.the "Vienna virus") was performed by Bernd Fix in 1987.Early heuristic engines were based on dividing the binary in different sections: data section, code section (in a legitimate binary, it usually starts always from the same location).Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit (although he launched it commercially only in 1991 – in 1998 Dr. In November 1988 a professor at the Panamerican University in Mexico City named Alejandro E.Carriles copyrighted the first antivirus software in Mexico under the name "Byte Matabichos" (Byte Bugkiller) to help solve the rampant virus infestation among students.Indeed, the initial viruses re-organized the layout of the sections, or overrode the initial portion of section in order to jump to the very end of the file where malicious code was located—only going back to resume execution of the original code.This was a very specific pattern, not used at the time by any legitimate software, which represented an elegant heuristic to catch suspicious code.In Germany, Tjark Auerbach founded Avira (H BEDV at the time) and released the first version of Anti Vir (named "Luke Filewalker" at the time). Vesselin Bontchev released his first freeware antivirus program (he later joined FRISK Software).Also Frans Veldman released the first version of Thunder Byte Antivirus, also known as TBAV (he sold his company to Norman Safeground in 1998).On the other hand, in Finland, F-Secure (founded in 1988 by Petri Allas and Risto Siilasmaa – with the name of Data Fellows) released the first version of their antivirus product.F-Secure claims to be the first antivirus firm to establish a presence on the World Wide Web.