CARO (Computer Antivirus Research Organization) is an organization that was established in 1990 to research and study malware.
The organization is perhaps best known for the Virus Naming Convention of 1991 (with subsequent revisions). Though widely adopted, it still faced usage obstacles. This has led to proposal of new naming systems from product vendors and industry groups.
The annual workshop is the biggest CARO annual event. The workshop usually organized and hosted by one anti-virus firm in their home country. The 2007 CARO Workshop was held in Reykjavik, Iceland and organized by F-Prot. The CARO Workshop 2009 was held in Budapest, Hungary and organized by Virus Buster. The 2010 CARO Workshop was held in Helsinki, Finland and organized by F-Secure. The 2011 CARO Workshop is being organized by AVAST Software in the Czech Republic.
EICAR test file
CARO, in collaboration with EICAR (European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research), is perhaps most notable for the EICAR test file: an innocent, executable string, designed to test the integrity of antivirus software.
Members, founders and not, of CARO includes: Friðrik Skúlason (founder of FRISK Software International), Dr. Alan Solomon (founder of Dr Solomon's Antivirus Toolkit), Vesselin Bontchev, Mikko Hyppönen (CRO of F-Secure), Eugene Kaspersky (founder of Kaspersky Lab), Nick FitzGerald, Peter Ferrie, Dmitry Gryaznov, Igor Muttik, Padgett Peterson, Costin Raiu, Morton Swimmer and Righard Zwienenberg.
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