April 9, 2021

Need better sources online to understand the type of malwares detected by antiviruses

# Prelude to the question, sort of rant

So I have used lot of AV software in the past and I am kind of malware enthusiast as I study the newly documented famous malwares online, their source code, how they infected, how they usually install themselves on the system, etc.

But the major problem is whenever there is some detection by the av software I get almost no kind of information regarding what kind of malware it is (for e.g trojan, adware etc), the corresponding infected file and the malware name. Nothing much is yield online also when I search using the name, except some very old forums which had users asking “if this is false-positive” etc.

I also understand that same type of malware can have different names by different av ( sometimes I honestly do not understand the names at all lol ) which makes it whole lot difficult.

For example recently there was a detection of Trojan.Zmutsy.Pantera.14.8 by bit defender which yeilded nothing informative online regarding the malware.

# Question

So, are there some forums which heavily talk about malwares, their workings, and most importantly **mapping of these malwares by their respective av detections, so that I can map as to which is what**?



ViruTotal is an online malware scanner run by Google which is a conglomerate of multiple anti virus software in one. Also check the CVE database ([https://cve.mitre.org/](https://cve.mitre.org/)) which is where malware is officially reported.

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