A New Virus-Antivirus Spreading Model
Indeed, countermeasures, as well as computer viruses, could spread in the network. This paper aims to investigate the effect of propagation of countermeasures on viral spread. For the purpose, a new virus-antivirus spreading model is proposed. The global asymptotic stability of the virus-free equilibrium is proved when the threshold is below the unity, and the existence of the viral equilibrium is shown when the threshold exceeds the unity. The influences of different model parameters on the threshold are also analyzed. Numerical simulations imply that the propagation of countermeasures contributes to the suppress of viruses, which is consistent with the fact.
Keywordscomputer virus countermeasures virus-antivirus spreading model equilibrium global asymptotic stability
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